Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “for”

for

preposition (TO BE GIVEN)   /fɔr, fər/
intended to be given to: There’s a phone message for you on your desk . There will be a prize for the best costume at the party .
(Definition of for preposition (TO BE GIVEN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of for

Definitions of “for” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More