aluminum foil

al,uminum `foil noun uncount
a very thin light sheet of shiny metal that you can wrap food in to keep it fresh

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • aluminum foil — noun foil made of aluminum (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑aluminium foil, ↑tin foil • Hypernyms: ↑foil • Substance Meronyms: ↑aluminum, ↑aluminium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aluminum foil — tin foil, very thin sheets of aluminum used for wrapping and preserving foodstuffs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aluminum foil — noun A very thin, pliable, easily torn sheet of aluminum used for cooking, packaging, cosmetics, and insulation. Syn: tinfoil …   Wiktionary

  • Aluminum foil — Алюминиевая фольга, альфоль …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Aluminum foil web — Лента или рулон алюминиевой фольги …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • foil — foil1 foilable, adj. /foyl/, v.t. 1. to prevent the success of; frustrate; balk: Loyal troops foiled his attempt to overthrow the government. 2. to keep (a person) from succeeding in an enterprise, plan, etc. n. 3. Archaic. a defeat; check;… …   Universalium

  • Foil (metal) — A roll of Aluminum Foil A foil is a very thin sheet of metal, usually made by hammering or rolling a piece of metal. Foils are most easily made with malleable metals, such as aluminium, copper, tin, and gold. Foils usually bend under their own… …   Wikipedia

  • aluminum — noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑aluminium, ↑Al, ↑atomic number 13 • Derivationally related forms: ↑aluminous, ↑aluminize, ↑aluminise …   Useful english dictionary

  • foil — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, alteration of fullen to full cloth, from Anglo French foller more at full Date: 14th century 1. obsolete trample 2. a. to prevent from attaining an end ; defeat < always able to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foil — 01. The robbery was [foiled] by an off duty policeman who was in the bank at the time depositing his paycheck. 02. Once again, Superman [foiled] the villain s plans to take over the planet. 03. He was arrested following a [foiled] attempt to… …   Grammatical examples in English

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