Noil vs Foil - What's the difference?

noil | foil |


As nouns the difference between noil and foil

is that noil is a short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns sometimes it is referred to as 'raw silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer while foil is a very thin sheet of metal or foil can be failure when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage or foil can be (hunting) the track of an animal.

As a verb foil is

to prevent (something) from being accomplished or foil can be (mathematics) to multiply two binomials together or foil can be (obsolete) to defile; to soil.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

noil

English

Noun

(wikipedia noil) (en noun)
  • A short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns. Sometimes it is referred to as 'Raw Silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer.
  • The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.

    Derived terms

    * noily

    Anagrams

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    foil

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A particular algorithm for multiplying two binomials.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
  • Anagrams

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