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  1. foil

    • IPA[foil]

    美式

    • n.
      metal hammered or rolled into a thin flexible sheet, used chiefly for covering or wrapping food;a person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
    • noun: foil, plural noun: foils

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. metal hammered or rolled into a thin flexible sheet, used chiefly for covering or wrapping food aluminum foil
    • 2. a person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another the earthy taste of grilled vegetables is a perfect foil for the tart bite of creamy goat cheese
    • a thin leaf of metal placed under a precious stone to increase its brilliance.
    • 3. a leaf-shaped curve formed by the cusping of an arch or circle, typically occurring in groups of three or more in Gothic tracery.