prepositions starting with F
For (prep.) In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.
For (prep.) Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.
For (prep.) Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done.
For (prep.) Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against.
For (prep.) Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to.
For (prep.) Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.
For (prep.) Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
For (prep.) Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc.
For (prep.) Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
For (prep.) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
Fore (prep.) Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
Foreby (prep.) Near; hard by; along; past. See Forby.
Forenenst (prep.) Over against; opposite to.
Forth (prep.) Forth from; out of.
Fro (prep.) From.
From (prep.) Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, o>
Fromward (prep.) Alt. of Fromwards
Fromwards (prep.) A way from; -- the contrary of toward.
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