• (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (prep.) Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to.
  • (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.
  • (prep.) Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
  • (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.
  • (prep.) Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
  • (prep.) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
  • (conj.) Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.
  • (conj.) Since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before.
  • (n.) One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.

Compare for with other words:

ago vs. for

for vs. forgo

foh vs. for

for vs. foy

fon vs. for

for vs. fora

for vs. fort

fir vs. for

for vs. fro

fob vs. for

dor vs. for

for vs. fur

fer vs. for

for vs. nor

for vs. tor

fop vs. for

foo vs. for

for vs. form

for vs. ford

for vs. fork

cor vs. for

fog vs. for

for vs. fox

foe vs. for

for vs. such

for vs. toward

for vs. until

before vs. for

content vs. for

blame vs. for

for vs. mist

for vs. regarding

besides vs. for

for vs. make

being vs. for

due vs. for

after vs. for

but vs. for

and vs. for

for vs. from

for vs. four

between vs. for

for vs. over

for vs. fore

during vs. for

for vs. since

for vs. organization

for vs. nonviolent

for vs. religious

for vs. hanker

for vs. friend

for vs. with

for vs. undergird

apologize vs. for

double vs. for

for vs. than

against vs. for

for vs. point

for vs. standard

for vs. subject

for vs. obtain

direction vs. for

for vs. work

because vs. for

die vs. for