Foins vs Joins - What's the difference?

foins | joins |

As verbs the difference between foins and joins

is that foins is (foin) while joins is (join).

As a noun joins is





  • (foin)
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    Etymology 1

    (etyl) foene, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (label) A thrust.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XII, lv:
  • *:They move their hands, steadfast their feet remain, / Nor blow nor foin they struck or thrust in vain.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To thrust with a sword; to stab at.
  • * 1976', These ''Fastulfrs'' and ''Falsts'' could drink as well as they could '''foin or fight, and this has also been the case with me. — Robert Nye, ''Falstaff
  • * Spenser
  • He stroke, he soused, he foynd , he hewed, he lashed.
  • * Dryden
  • They lash, they foin , they pass, they strive to bore / Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore.
  • (archaic) To prick; to sting.
  • (Huloet)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The beech marten (Mustela foina ).
  • A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
  • * Fuller
  • He came to the stake in a fair black gown furred and faced with foins .


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  • (join)
  • Noun

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    (en verb)
  • To combine more than one item into one; to put together.
  • To come together; to meet.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Nature and fortune joined to make thee great.
  • To come into the company of.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.}}
  • To become a member of.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined . One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.}}
  • (computing, databases, transitive) To produce an intersection of data in two or more database tables.
  • To unite in marriage.
  • * (John Wycliffe) (1320-1384)
  • he that joineth his virgin in matrimony
  • * Bible, (w) xix. 6
  • What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
  • (obsolete, rare) To enjoin upon; to command.
  • * (William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • They join them penance, as they call it.
  • To accept, or engage in, as a contest.
  • (Milton)


    * (to combine more than one item into one) bewed, connect, fay, unite


    (en noun)
  • An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.
  • (computing, databases) An intersection of data in two or more database tables.
  • (algebra) The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol .
  • Antonyms

    * (lowest upper bound) meet

    Derived terms

    * antijoin * autojoin * cross join * equijoin * explicit join * implicit join * inner join * left join * natural join * outer join * right join * semijoin * theta join