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English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Conjunction

for

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

Translations

Preposition

for

  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.
    • 1892 August 6, Charles Dickens, "The Unbidden Guest", in All the Year Round,[1] page 133,
      Mr. Joseph Blenkinshaw was perhaps not worth quite so much as was reported; but for all that he was a very wealthy man []
  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

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Danish

Conjunction

for

  1. for, because

Preposition

for

  1. for

Verb

for

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

Esperanto

Adverb

for

  1. away, far, gone

Particle

for

  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)

Galician

Etymology 1

Inflected form of ir (to go).

Verb

for

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of ir.
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of ir.

Etymology 2

Inflected form of ser (to be).

Verb

for

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of ser.
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of ser.

Icelandic

Noun

for f. (for-ar, for-ir)

  1. mud
  2. a bog

Derived terms


Ido

Preposition

for

  1. far from

Latin

Verb

present active for, present infinitive fāri, perfect active fātum sum, supine fātum.
  1. To speak.

Synonyms

Derived terms


Norwegian

Conjunction

for

  1. for

Synonyms

Preposition

for

  1. for

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *fora

Preposition

for

  1. for

Portuguese

Verb

for

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of ir.
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of ir.

Swedish

Verb

for

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

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