AskDefine | Define for

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English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Conjunction

  1. because
    He lost his job for he got into trouble.

Translations

because

Preposition

  1. Towards.
    The astronauts headed for the moon.
  2. Directed at, intended to belong to.
    I have something for you.
  3. Supporting (opposite of against).
    All those for the motion raise your hands.
  4. Because of.
    He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
  5. Over a period of time.
    They fought for days over a silly pencil.
  6. On behalf of.
    I will stand in for him.
  7. With the purpose of.
    I am aiming for completion by end of business Thursday.
  8. Despite, in spite of.
  9. Used to introduce a small clause.
    For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)
    All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)
  10. Used to construe various verbs.
    Don't wait for an answer.
    What did he ask you for?
    He was convicted for murder.
    I'm looking for my friend.

Antonyms

Translations

towards
directed at, intended to belong to
supporting
because of

Danish

Conjunction

  1. for, because

Preposition

  1. for

Verb

  1. went (past tense of fare, in the sense of go, travel)

Esperanto

Adverb

  1. away, far, gone

Particle

  1. distant (adverbial particle of distance)
    for combines with demonstrative correlatives to indicate that the referrent is somehow distant from the speaker:
    • tiu for: "that [distant] [one/person]"
    • tio for: "that [distant] [thing]"
    • tia for: "that [anomolous] kind of"
    • ties for: "belonging to those [distant] people"
    • tiel for: "that [extreme] manner or degree"
    • tie for: "over there"
    • tiam for: "then [long ago or in the distant future]"
    • tiom for: "that much [of an extreme quantity]"
    • tial for: "for that [unusual] reason"

Antonyms

  • ĉi: here (adverbial particle of proximity)

Icelandic

Noun

for (for-ar, for-ir)
  1. mud
  2. a bog

Derived terms

Preposition

  1. far from

Latin

Verb

  1. To speak.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Norwegian

Conjunction

  1. for

Synonyms

Preposition

  1. for

Old English

Etymology

Common *fora.

Preposition

  1. for

Swedish

Verb

  1. went (past tense of fara, in the sense of go, travel)

Extensive Definition

For may refer to:
in English language parts of speech
in other uses

See also

for in German: For
for in French: For
for in Polish: FOR (ujednoznacznienie)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

against, all for, as, as long as, as proxy for, as representing, as things go, because, being, being as how, cause, considering, forasmuch as, from, in aid of, in behalf of, in consideration of, in contemplation of, in favor of, in furtherance of, in lieu of, in order to, in place of, in preference to, in preparation for, in that, inasmuch as, insofar as, insomuch as, now, on account of, on behalf of, parce que, pro, remedial of, replacing, seeing as how, seeing that, since, so, so as to, so that, to, vice, whereas, with
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