# Plummet vs Foil - What's the difference?

plummet | foil |

## In figuratively|lang=en terms the difference between plummet and foil

is that plummet is (figuratively) decline; fall; drop while foil is (figuratively) anything that acts by contrast to emphasise the characteristics of something.

## As nouns the difference between plummet and foil

is that plummet is (archaic) a piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water 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 verbs the difference between plummet and foil

is that plummet is to drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly while 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.

# plummet

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• (archaic) A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.
• * 1610 , , act 3 scene 3
• I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.
• (archaic) A plumb bob or a plumb line.
• (archaic) Hence, any weight.
• * 1945, , Here is Your War: Story of G.I. Joe , The World Publishing Company (1945), page #93:
• His parachute was shot half away, and if he'd jumped he would have fallen like a plummet .
• (archaic) A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing
• a plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
• Violent or dramatic fall
• (figuratively) decline; fall; drop
• * {{quote-news
• , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Yet another seriously under-par performance is unlikely to provide any real answers to their remarkable plummet in form - but it proves they can at least churn out a much-needed result. }}

### Verb

• To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.
• After its ascent, the arrow plummeted to earth.

#### Synonyms

* (to drop swiftly) dive, drop, fall

#### Antonyms

* (to drop swiftly) ascend, rise, rocket, soar, skyrocket

* plumb line * plumb

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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.

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