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Definition of "foison" [foi•son]

  • Scots Physical strength or power. (noun)
  • Archaic A plentiful harvest; abundance. (noun)
  • Obsolete Reserves of power; resources. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foison" in a sentence
  • "I recorded the date of my marriage and the conception of my wife and the birth of my daughter; and from her horoscope I find that her name is conjoined with that of her cousin; 401 and there are damsels in foison for our lord the Sultan.’"
  • "And it is almost needless to say that in both _subjects_ for novel treatment "foison," as both French and"
  • "The others came back in the eventide, bearing with them foison of blue hare-bells, and telling joyously how they had found them anigh the coppice edge in such a place: and thereafter they were merry, and sang and talked the evening away, and showed"