Meaning of 'for' (Webster Dictionary)
- Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old
English, the reason of anything.
- Since; because; introducing a reason of something before
advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of
an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly
equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is
sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by
what has gone before. - One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side;
that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis
of against, and commonly used in connection with it. - In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration
of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes
- Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action;
the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state;
the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.
- Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the
end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves,
or is done.
- Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which,
anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side
of; -- opposed to against.
- Indicating that toward which the action of anything is
directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to.
- Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything
acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a
compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.
- Indicating that in the character of or as being which
anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
- Indicating that instead of which something else controls in
the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is
done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of;
-- generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc.
- Indicating the space or time through which an action or
state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
- Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of
which, anything is done.