part of speech: preposition

definition 1: used to show the purpose or aim of an action.

  • They are working for peace.
  • He was heading for the door.

definition 2: used to show who is to receive something or how it is to be used.

  • The gift is for Julie.
  • I put some money aside for a bike.

definition 3: as the result of.

  • Jesse won a prize for his drawing.

definition 4: used to show a length of time.

  • We walked for an hour.

definition 5: with respect to.

  • It is too cold for June.

definition 6: in order to do or get.

  • We are going for lunch.

definition 7: in place of.

  • Who will speak for me when I’m not there?

definition 8: in favor of.

  • They voted for the new law.

antonyms: against

definition 9: in exchange for.

  • He paid three dollars for that pen.

definition 10: by reason of; because of.

  • They clapped for joy.

definition 11: used as a sign of; indicating.

  • A dove is the symbol for peace.


part of speech: conjunction

definition: since; because.

  • He won’t go, for he’s not feeling well.

for or since?

For tells how long an action or state has continued over time. Since tells when an action or state began.
I have lived here for five years.
I have lived here since 1999.