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Main Entry: 1for
Pronunciation: fr, ()f()r
Function: preposition 1 -- used to indicate a purpose <money for lunch>, an intended goal <left for work>, or an object of one's desire <now for a good rest> 2: as being <do you take me for a fool> <eggs for breakfast> 3: because of <cried for joy> 4 a: in support of <fighting for their country> b -- used to indicate suitability or fitness <it's not for me to say> <medicine for an illness> c: so as to bring about a certain state <shouted the news for all to hear> 5 a: in place of <go to the store for me> b: as the equal or equivalent of in an exchange or loan <paid $10 for a hat> 6: in spite of <unconvinced for all the clever arguments> 7: with respect to : CONCERNING <had an eye for news> 8 -- used to indicate equality or proportion <point for point> <tall for your age> 9 -- used to indicate length of time or extent of space <waited for several hours> 10: 2AFTER 3a <named for my grandmother>