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Verb (transitive)


Verb foist has 2 senses


foistn. [OF. fuste stick, boat, fr. L. fustis cudgel. Cf. 1st Fust.].
     A light and fast-sailing ship.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]
foistv. t. [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten, E. fizz, fitchet, bullfist.].
     To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.  [1913 Webster]
    " Lest negligence or partiality might admit or foist in abuses and corruption."  [1913 Webster]
    " When a scripture has been corrupted . . . by a supposititious foisting of some words in."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A foister; a sharper.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A trick or fraud; a swindle.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]


foist, v.tr. (foll. by (off) on, (off) upon)
1 present (a thing) falsely as genuine or superior.
2 falsely fix the ownership of.
3 (foll. by in, into) introduce surreptitiously or unwarrantably.

orig. of palming a false die, f. Du. dial. vuisten take in the hand f. vuist FIST



bamboozle, barge in, beguile, break in, break in upon, burst in, butt in, charge in, cheat, come between, crash, crash in, crash the gates, creep in, crowd in, cut in, deceive, defraud, delude, drag in, dupe, edge in, elbow in, encroach, entrench, foist in, foist on, fudge in, gull, hoax, hoodwink, horn in, impinge, implant in, impose, impose on, impose upon, infiltrate, inflict, infringe, inject in, insert in, insinuate, insinuate in, intercalate, interfere, interjaculate, interject, interlope, interpolate, interpose, intervene, introduce in, intrude, invade, irrupt, lay off, lug in, mislead, obtrude, overreach, palm, palm off, pass off, pass off on, pass the buck, play on, press in, presume upon, push in, push off, put across, put between, put off, put on, put over, put upon, run in, rush in, sandwich, shift the blame, shift the responsibility, slink in, slip in, smash in, smuggle in, sneak in, squeeze in, steal in, storm in, swindle, take advantage of, throng in, throw in, thrust in, trench, trespass, trick, unload, wedge in, wish, work in, work on, worm, worm in




N ship, vessel, sail, craft, bottom, navy, marine, fleet, flotilla, shipping, man of war, transport, tender, storeship, merchant ship, merchantman, packet, liner, whaler, slaver, collier, coaster, lighter, fishing boat, pilot boat, trawler, hulk, yacht, baggala, floating hotel, floating palace, ocean greyhound, ship, bark, barque, brig, snow, hermaphrodite brig, brigantine, barkantine, schooner, topsail schooner, for and aft schooner, three masted schooner, chasse-maree, sloop, cutter, corvette, clipper, foist, yawl, dandy, ketch, smack, lugger, barge, hoy, cat, buss, sailer, sailing vessel, windjammer, steamer, steamboat, steamship, liner, ocean liner, cruiseship, ship of the line, mail steamer, paddle steamer, screw steamer, tug, line of steamers, destroyer, cruiser, frigate, landing ship, LST, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, nuclear powered carrier, submarine, submersible, atomic submarine, boat, pinnace, launch, life boat, long boat, jolly boat, bum boat, fly boat, cock boat, ferry boat, canal boat, swamp boat, ark, bully, battery, bateau, broadhorn, dory, droger, drogher, dugout, durham boat, flatboat, galiot, shallop, gig, funny, skiff, dingy, scow, cockleshell, wherry, coble, punt, cog, kedge, lerret, eight oar, four oar, pair oar, randan, outrigger, float, raft, pontoon, prame, iceboat, ice canoe, ice yacht, catamaran, hydroplane, hovercraft, coracle, gondola, carvel, caravel, felucca, caique, canoe, birch bark canoe, dugout canoe, galley, galleyfoist, bilander, dogger, hooker, howker, argosy, carack, galliass, galleon, polacca, polacre, tartane, junk, lorcha, praam, proa, prahu, saick, sampan, xebec, dhow, dahabeah, nuggah, kayak, keel boat, log canoe, pirogue, quadrireme, trireme, stern-wheeler, wanigan, wangan, wharf boat, balloon, airship, aeroplane, biplane, monoplane, triplane, hydroplane, aerodrome, air balloon, pilot balloon, fire balloon, dirigible, zeppelin, aerostat, Montgolfier, kite, parachute, jet plane, rocket plane, jet liner, turbojet, prop-jet, propeller plane, corporate plane, corporate jet, private plane, private aviation, airline, common carrier, fighter, bomber, fighter-bomber, escort plane, spy plane, supersonic aircraft, subsonic aircraft, afloat, aboard, on board, on ship board, hard a lee, hard a port, hard a starboard, hard a weather.

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