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Definition of fool:

  1. A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; - commonly called gooseberry fool.
  2. A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
  3. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.
  4. One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.
  5. One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
  6. To infatuate; to make foolish.
  7. To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
  8. To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.


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