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Fool appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
  • Drab as a fool, as aloof as a bard.
  • Nor I, fool, ah no? We won halo -- of iron.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fool:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fool:


The word fool is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fool

What does fool mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fools

  1. a person who lacks good judgment
  2. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  3. a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

Alternative definition of the noun fool


  1. [pejorative] A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
  2. [historic, dated] A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court.
  3. Someone who very much likes something specified.
  4. A type of dessert made of puréed fruit and custard or cream.
  5. [often, capitalized, 'Fool'] A particular card in a tarot deck.

Definition of the verb fool

What does fool mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fooled | fooling | fools

  1. make a fool or dupe of
  2. spend frivolously and unwisely
  3. fool or hoax
  4. indulge in horseplay


Fool a.k.a. Libreville International Airport: Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport is an airport situated in Libreville, Gabon. It is the main international airport in the country.

  • also known as Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport, Libreville Leon M Ba Airport, Libreville Airport, Leon M'Ba International Airport
  • part of Gabon


Who is Fool?

Fool a.k.a. Beau Falloon is a rugby league player for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. He plays as a hooker, and began his career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He joined the Gold Coast Titans in 2012.


Fool is a musical group.


  1. The Fool is a fictional character from the play King Lear.
  2. Fool a.k.a. Booby is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Fool..., Henry Fool.


  1. "Fool" is a rock song included on Shakira's 2001 album Laundry Service. The song talks about a girl who's always being hurt by her boyfriend, but despite she still loves him. Although the track was never released as a single worlwide, it was in Brazil, where it reached #1, being the soundtrack to the soap-opera O beijo do vampiro. Fool was the third most successful song off Laundry service in that country.
  2. "Fool" is a song by the English alternative rock band Mansun. The song was written by band-leader Paul Draper. It was recorded and produced by Hugh Padgham with co-producer Michael Hunter during sessions for the group's third studio album. The song was released as the third and final single in early 2001 from the group's third album, Little Kix. The single disappointed commercially reaching the low peak of #28 on the UK Singles Chart during the typically quiet post-Christmas singles market.
  3. "Fool" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Fool" is a composition.
  5. "Fool" is a musical single of Sue Merchant.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  6. "Fool" is a composition.
  7. "FOOL" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  8. "Fool" is a musical album of Kasper Bjørke.
    • released on
  9. "Fool" is a musical EP of Luke Collison.
    • released on (10 years ago)


"Fool" is the eleventh novel by Christopher Moore, released on February 10, 2009.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Absurdist fiction, Comedy
  • released on (6 years ago)


"Fool" is a film, directed by Nam Gi-nam.


  1. Fool: There are several distinct, although overlapping categories of fool as a stock character in creative works and folklore: simpleton fool, clever fool, and serendipitous fool.
  2. Fool is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  3. Fool a.k.a. Foolish Love is a TV program.

Phrases with Fool

Phrases starting with the word Fool:

  1. fool away
  2. Fool About
  3. Fool-Saint
  4. fool's cap
  5. fool around
  6. fool's gold
  7. Fool's mate
  8. Fool's Onion
  9. fool's errand
  10. fool's parsley
  11. Fool to Oneself
  12. fool's paradise

Phrases ending with the word Fool:

  1. Act a Fool
  2. april fool
  3. April-Fool
  4. motley fool
  5. Play the Fool
  6. Flannelled Fool

Other phrases containing the word Fool:

  1. to fool away
  2. Make a Fool of

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Printed books with definitions for Fool

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Google previewThe Idler (1896)

The Humorous Fool is the fool who never amuses anybody except himself.

Google previewEliza Cook's journal

by Eliza Cook

The Stupid Fool is the acme and crown, the ne plus ultra of foolishness. This is that sublimity of...

Google previewThe Double Oh Fool Guide to Tarot Mastery (2012)

by Jim Larsen

The FOOL is an alchemist, transforming fear into opportunity. The FOOL is willing, if necessary, to go it alone.

Google previewGROWING WISE DAY BY DAY (2014)

by Thomas J. Sica

The fool is the person who seems to know everything about anything, yet has no real desire to learn something.

Google previewThe Great Secret or Occultism Unveiled (2000)

by Eliphas Levi

Galileo was not condemned by the Church, but by the fools who, unfortunately, belonged to the Church. Folly is a wild beast which has the composure of innocence; it assassinates without remorse. The fool is the bear in La Fontaine's fable; ...

Google previewFlight of the Feathered Serpent (1983)

by Peter Balin

Above the Fool is a bright white light, and behind him The Fool to the left of the card, the upper portion of the sun's disk. In front of the Jaguar's jaw, on the plinth of the Sorcerer's platform, is the figure of an old man navigating a canoe in which ...

Google previewSave the Cat! Goes to the Movies (2007)

by Blake Snyder

The fool is that side of us that knows the truth of what we speak, but may be unable to convince others.

Google previewHomeopathic Psychology (1995)

Personality Profiles of the Major Constitutional Remedies by Philip M. Bailey

The Fool is a fascinating archetype, since it combines the contradictory aspects of idiocy, wisdom, innocence and the Trickster. It is thus a...

One classic example of the Fool is the one who pops up in so many of Shakespeare's plays. (In 'Two ...

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Sign language

Fool's Gold - One Direction in Sign Language

Quotes about Fool

A fool who knows he is a fool has a little intelligence, but a fool that thinks he is intelligent is really a fool.
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Scrabble value of F4O1O1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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