Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search

Meaning of "befoul" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF BEFOUL

befoul  [bɪˈfaʊl] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEFOUL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Befoul is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb befoul in English.

WHAT DOES BEFOUL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of befoul in the English dictionary

The definition of befoul in the dictionary is to make dirty or foul; soil; defile.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEFOUL

PRESENT

Present
I befoul
you befoul
he/she/it befouls
we befoul
you befoul
they befoul
Present continuous
I am befouling
you are befouling
he/she/it is befouling
we are befouling
you are befouling
they are befouling
Present perfect
I have befouled
you have befouled
he/she/it has befouled
we have befouled
you have befouled
they have befouled
Present perfect continuous
I have been befouling
you have been befouling
he/she/it has been befouling
we have been befouling
you have been befouling
they have been befouling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I befouled
you befouled
he/she/it befouled
we befouled
you befouled
they befouled
Past continuous
I was befouling
you were befouling
he/she/it was befouling
we were befouling
you were befouling
they were befouling
Past perfect
I had befouled
you had befouled
he/she/it had befouled
we had befouled
you had befouled
they had befouled
Past perfect continuous
I had been befouling
you had been befouling
he/she/it had been befouling
we had been befouling
you had been befouling
they had been befouling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will befoul
you will befoul
he/she/it will befoul
we will befoul
you will befoul
they will befoul
Future continuous
I will be befouling
you will be befouling
he/she/it will be befouling
we will be befouling
you will be befouling
they will be befouling
Future perfect
I will have befouled
you will have befouled
he/she/it will have befouled
we will have befouled
you will have befouled
they will have befouled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been befouling
you will have been befouling
he/she/it will have been befouling
we will have been befouling
you will have been befouling
they will have been befouling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would befoul
you would befoul
he/she/it would befoul
we would befoul
you would befoul
they would befoul
Conditional continuous
I would be befouling
you would be befouling
he/she/it would be befouling
we would be befouling
you would be befouling
they would be befouling
Conditional perfect
I would have befoul
you would have befoul
he/she/it would have befoul
we would have befoul
you would have befoul
they would have befoul
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been befouling
you would have been befouling
he/she/it would have been befouling
we would have been befouling
you would have been befouling
they would have been befouling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you befoul
we let´s befoul
you befoul
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to befoul
Past participle
befouled
Present Participle
befouling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEFOUL


afoul
əˈfaʊl
batfowl
ˈbætˌfaʊl
defoul
dɪˈfaʊl
foul
faʊl
fowl
faʊl
garefowl
ˈɡɛəˌfaʊl
heathfowl
ˈhiːθˌfaʊl
moorfowl
ˈmʊəˌfaʊl
overfoul
ˌəʊvəˈfaʊl
peafowl
ˈpiːˌfaʊl
seafowl
ˈsiːˌfaʊl
waterfowl
ˈwɔːtəˌfaʊl
wildfowl
ˈwaɪldˌfaʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEFOUL

befoam
befog
befogged
befogging
befool
before
before long
before one´s time
before the fact
before the mast
before you could say Jack Robinson
before-and-after test
before-tax
beforehand
beforetime
befortune
befouler
befoulment
befret
befriend

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFOUL

blue-eyed soul
ensoul
ghoul
heart and soul
insoul
kagoul
lost soul
neosoul
nu soul
oversoul
personal foul
professional foul
Seoul
soul
Stamboul
technical foul
the life and soul
Toul
Universal Soul
unsoul

Synonyms and antonyms of befoul in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «befoul» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF BEFOUL

Find out the translation of befoul to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of befoul from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «befoul» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

befoul
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

befoul
570 millions of speakers

English

befoul
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंदा करना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

befoul
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осквернять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

befoul
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কলুষিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

befoul
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Befoul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beschmutzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

befoul
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휘감기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Befoul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm nhục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அசிங்கமாக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेफूळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lekelemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

insudiciare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skalać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оскверняти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

befoul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

befoul
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bemors
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befoul
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

befoul
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of befoul

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFOUL»

The term «befoul» is normally little used and occupies the 133.141 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Little used
38
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «befoul» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of befoul
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «befoul».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFOUL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «befoul» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «befoul» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about befoul

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFOUL»

Discover the use of befoul in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to befoul and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
See EEEn, para 2. foul (adj hence v), fonlness; befoul; filth, whence adj filthy ( whence v); file, to befoul—to defile, whence defilement; human—pus, ptn'ulent; putrid, pun-Idity. l. The adj foul, filthy, disgusting, derives through ME oul, earlier ful, ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
2
The Restored New Testament
Setting forth \as their] teachings the injunctions of men.' " 10 And having railed to him tin- crowd, lie said to them : "Hear, and understand: n that which enters the mouth does no', befoul the man; but that which issues from the mouth, this befouls ...
James Morgan Pryse, 1971
3
Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell
That to bury a dead man in the earth would befoul earth. That to drop him in the sea would befoul water. That to burn him would befoul fire. That to let him decompose would befoul air. It was for the birds, creatures who were essentially corrupt, ...
Katarzyna Malecka
4
The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language: In ...
Befoul' ing is. from tbe part.) The act of making foul. Befriend'ing (s. from tbe part.) The ;ict of savouring. Befrir.g'ed ( p. from befringe) Ornamrnted with fringe, pefring 'ing (p. a. from beíringe; Ornamenting with fringe. Befring'ing {r. from tbt part.) ...
John Ash, 1775
5
The Unvarnished New Testament
And calling the crowd toward him again he said to them, “All of you, hear me and understand: there is nothing outside a person that can befoul him going in; it's what comes out of a person that befouls him.” And when he had gone home, away ...
‎1991
6
Words Beginning with PA
Oettinger, Stammbildung 340—2). paprahh- 'make dirty, befoul, defile, pollute, soil, stain', 2 sg. pres. act. pa-ap-ra-ah-ti (KUB 24.7 II 9—l0 TUG.NIG.LA[M.MEs- ma]-as-za GIM-an parkuwaya wasseskisi nu kuin [pa]prahti kuin-ma-za parkunpat ...
‎2011
7
A Grammar of Limbu
... na-san I'm exhausted. na-mdata?1, na-mtada?1 adv., [nam sun, < tama? come] until sunrise; cf. na-mthadak. na-mma? vide namma?. na-mma?, -na-nd—/-na-n- vt., (onto a human body) smear, soil, get dirty, befoul; ahuk?in hi?0- na-ndun I ...
George van Driem, 1987
8
Christopher: A Novel
“Listen. These homeless guys come in here all the time. They don't buy anything, and they befoul the bathroom.” Chris narrowed his eyes. “Befoul?” “Yeah. Befoul. ” “Dude. They're making use of the restroom. They aren't be- fouling anything.
David Athey, 2011
9
The Bible: James Moffatt Translation
I let them have laws that were evil and customs that could not 26 bring them life, and I made their very sacrifices befoul them, as they burned their first-born children alive — that I might destroy them. It was to teach them that I am the Eternal.
‎2004
10
Diamond Gem English Dictionary
befoul behove advance befoul v.t. to make filthy. befriend v. t. to act as a friend to. beg v.t. to ask for; to ask earnestly; v.i. to become a beggar, to live on alms. beget lbegot, begotten. begetting|; v. t. to procreate, to be the father of; to produce.
Dr. Baljit Singh

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFOUL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term befoul is used in the context of the following news items.
1
A people's revolution
He understands that our belligerent treatment of the planet is sinful and contends that we befoul “our common home” through morally ... «The Catholic Register, Jun 15»
2
The Miracle of Pope Francis
As for the environment, yes, there are plenty of examples when businesses befoul the environment and leave the costs to the community. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
3
Exclusive cover reveal of final Shakespeare 'Star Wars' prequel parody
... we see the heroic but misguided Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader -- one of the darkest of villains to ever befoul the galaxy. «CNET, Jun 15»
4
Fourteen Things Laudato Si Says. Nine Things It Does Not Say.
This shallow and meretricious outlook on life has caused us to befoul and slime our own nest, our home, which is this planet Earth. «Patheos, Jun 15»
5
Column: Pedal away from pollution
The word derives from the Latin “polluere,” meaning to befoul, defile, frequently in a moral sense. In Middle English (11th-15th centuries), ... «Richmond News, Jun 15»
6
Jan Corey Arnett: Wanton removal of trees hurts us all
We spend trillions to find out what's on another planet but abuse and befoul what we vitally need and have right here. The evidence is ... «Battle Creek Enquirer, Jun 15»
7
Everton's top three transfer targets this summer
Should injuries befoul either, trouble is sure to strike, meaning alternatives are essential. Recently relegated with financially troubled Hull, ... «Footballpools.com, Jun 15»
8
How Surf Style Finally Went Mainstream in 2015
The floral shirt is the centerpiece of the look — and also the easiest part of surfcore to befoul. Choose a bold, large print with rich tones, and ... «Men's Journal, Jun 15»
9
How Do I Clean a Flask, Anyway?
Microfiber is a good material to use for drying stainless, because it will wipe away any fingerprint marks and streaks that so commonly befoul ... «Deadspin, Jun 15»
10
New 6th Street Viaduct is a bridge to a different future
Pigeons befoul the crevices. Since winning the competition, Maltzan's design is no longer controversial among HNTB engineers, who have ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Befoul [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/befoul>. Aug 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z