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1for/ˈfoɚ, fɚ/preposition
/ˈfoɚ, fɚ/
Learner's definition of FOR  
— used to indicate the place someone or something is going to or toward
   b — used to indicate the person or thing that something is sent or given to
— used to indicate the thing that something is meant to be used with
   b — used to indicate the person or type of person who should use or have something
— used to indicate the use of something
   b — used to indicate why something is done
— used to indicate the person that a statement refers to— often followed by to + verb
: in order to help or cause (something)
   b : in order to get (something)
: in favor of (someone or something)
: because of (something)
— used to indicate the person or thing toward which feelings, thoughts, etc., are directed
— used to indicate an amount of time or space
   b — used to indicate the time when something happens or will happen
   c — used to indicate the time that a statement refers to
10 : in place of (someone or something else): instead of (someone or something else)
   b : as a representative of (someone)
   c : in order to help or serve (someone or something)
11 : in order to cure or treat (an illness, injury, disease, etc.)
12 — used to indicate the amount or value of something
13 — used to indicate the meaning of a word
14 — used to indicate the food that is eaten at a meal
15 : as an employee, member, player, etc., of (something)
16 chiefly US : with the name of (someone)
17 — used to indicate the parts of a list or series
18 — used to refer to something that is surprising or unexpected when compared to something else
19 — used to indicate the relationship between numbers or amounts that are being compared
20 — used in various emphatic phrases

for all

: in spite of (something)
— used in phrases like for all someone knows and for all someone cares to say that someone does not know, care, etc., about something

for ever (and ever)

— see ever

for real

— see 1real

if not for

— see 1if

in for

: certain to experience (something)

in for it

informalor Britishfor it
: certain to be punished

in order for

— see 1order

not for (someone) to do something

: not the right or duty of (someone) to do something

once and for all

— see 1once

that's/there's…for you

— used to say that something is very good, very disappointing, or very common
2for/ˈfoɚ, fɚ/conjunction
/ˈfoɚ, fɚ/
Learner's definition of FOR  
formal + literary
— used to introduce a statement that explains why a preceding statement is true
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