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 for For
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  For- \For-\ [AS. for-; akin to D. & G. ver-, OHG. fir-, Icel.
     for-, Goth. fra-, cf. Skr. par[=a]- away, Gr. ? beside, and
     E. far, adj. Cf. Fret to rub.]
     A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or
     privative. It often implies also loss, detriment, or
     destruction, and sometimes it is intensive, meaning utterly,
     quite thoroughly, as in forbathe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  For \For\, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D.
     voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f["u]r, Icel. fyrir,
     Sw. f["o]r, Dan. for, adv. f["o]r, Goth. fa['u]r, fa['u]ra,
     L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra-. [root] 202. Cf. Fore, First,
     Foremost, Forth, Pro-.]
     In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration
     of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done
     or takes place.
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     1. 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.
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              With fiery eyes sparkling for very wrath. --Shak.
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              How to choose dogs for scent or speed. --Waller.
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              Now, for so many glorious actions done,
              For peace at home, and for the public wealth,
              I mean to crown a bowl for C[ae]sar's health.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              That which we, for our unworthiness, are afraid to
              crave, our prayer is, that God, for the worthiness
              of his Son, would, notwithstanding, vouchsafe to
              grant.                                --Hooker.
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     2. 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.
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              The oak for nothing ill,
              The osier good for twigs, the poplar for the mill.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              It was young counsel for the persons, and violent
              counsel for the matters.              --Bacon.
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              Shall I think the worls was made for one,
              And men are born for kings, as beasts for men,
              Not for protection, but to be devoured? --Dryden.
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              For he writes not for money, nor for praise.
                                                    --Denham.
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     3. 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.
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              We can do nothing against the truth, but for the
              truth.                                --2 Cor. xiii.
                                                    8.
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              It is for the general good of human society, and
              consequently of particular persons, to be true and
              just; and it is for men's health to be temperate.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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              Aristotle is for poetical justice.    --Dennis.
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     4. Indicating that toward which the action of anything is
        directed, or the point toward which motion is made;
        ?ntending to go to.
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              We sailed from Peru for China and Japan. --Bacon.
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     5. 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.
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              And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give
              life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand
              for hand, foot for foot.              --Ex. xxi. 23,
                                                    24.
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     6. Indicating that in the character of or as being which
        anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
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              We take a falling meteor for a star.  --Cowley.
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              If a man can be fully assured of anything for a
              truth, without having examined, what is there that
              he may not embrace for tru??          --Locke.
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              Most of our ingenious young men take up some
              cried-up English poet for their model. --Dryden.
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              But let her go for an ungrateful woman. --Philips.
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     7. 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.
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              The writer will do what she please for all me.
                                                    --Spectator.
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              God's desertion shall, for aught he knows, the next
              minute supervene.                     --Dr. H. More.
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              For anything that legally appears to the contrary,
              it may be a contrivance to fright us. --Swift.
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     8. Indicating the space or time through which an action or
        state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or
        time of.
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              For many miles about
              There 's scarce a bush.               --Shak.
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              Since, hired for life, thy servile muse sing.
                                                    --prior.
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              To guide the sun's bright chariot for a day.
                                                    --Garth.
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     9. Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of
        which, anything is done. [Obs.]
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              We 'll have a bib, for spoiling of thy doublet.
                                                    --Beau. & Fl.
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     For, or As for, so far as concerns; as regards; with
        reference to; -- used parenthetically or independently.
        See under As.
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              As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
                                                    --Josh. xxiv.
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              For me, my stormy voyage at an end,
              I to the port of death securely tend. --Dryden.
  
     For all that, notwithstanding; in spite of.
  
     For all the world, wholly; exactly. "Whose posy was, for
        all the world, like cutlers' poetry." --Shak.
  
     For as much as, or Forasmuch as, in consideration that;
        seeing that; since.
  
     For by. See Forby, adv.
  
     For ever, eternally; at all times. See Forever.
  
     For me, or For all me, as far as regards me.
  
     For my life, or For the life of me, if my life depended
        on it. [Colloq.] --T. Hook.
  
     For that, For the reason that, because; since. [Obs.]
        "For that I love your daughter." --Shak.
  
     For thy, or Forthy [AS. for[eth][=y].], for this; on this
        account. [Obs.] "Thomalin, have no care for thy."
        --Spenser.
  
     For to, as sign of infinitive, in order to; to the end of.
        [Obs., except as sometimes heard in illiterate speech.] --
        "What went ye out for to see?" --Luke vii. 25. See To,
        prep., 4.
  
     O for, would that I had; may there be granted; --
        elliptically expressing desire or prayer. "O for a muse of
        fire." --Shak.
  
     Were it not for, or If it were not for, leaving out of
        account; but for the presence or action of. "Moral
        consideration can no way move the sensible appetite, were
        it not for the will." --Sir M. Hale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  For \For\, conj.
     1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old
        English, the reason of anything.
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              And for of long that way had walk['e]d none,
              The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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              And Heaven defend your good souls, that you think
              I will your serious and great business scant,
              For she with me.                      --Shak.
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     2. 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.
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              Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his
              mercy endureth forever.               --Ps. cxxxvi.
                                                    1.
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              Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,
              Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues
              Did not go forth of us, 't were all alike
              As if we had them not.                --Shak.
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     For because, because. [Obs.] "Nor for because they set less
        store by their own citizens." --Robynson (More's Utopia).
  
     For why.
        (a) Why; for that reason; wherefore. [Obs.]
        (b) Because. [Obs.] See Forwhy.
  
     Syn: See Because.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  For \For\, n.
     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.
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     The fors and against. those in favor and those opposed; the
        pros and the cons; the advantages and the disadvantages.
        --Jane Austen.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "for":
     against, all for, as, as long as, as proxy for, as representing,
     as things go, because, being, being as how, cause, considering,
     forasmuch as, from, in aid of, in behalf of, in consideration of,
     in contemplation of, in favor of, in furtherance of, in lieu of,
     in order to, in place of, in preference to, in preparation for,
     in that, inasmuch as, insofar as, insomuch as, now, on account of,
     on behalf of, parce que, pro, remedial of, replacing,
     seeing as how, seeing that, since, so, so as to, so that, to, vice,
     whereas, with
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  for loop
  for
  
      A loop construct found in many procedural
     languages which repeatedly executes some instructions while a
     condition is true.
  
     In C, the for loop is written in the form;
  
      for (INITIALISATION; CONDITION; AFTER)
        STATEMENT;
  
     where INITIALISATION is an expression that is evaluated once
     before the loop, CONDITION is evaluated before each iteration
     and the loop exits if it is false, AFTER is evaluated after
     each iteration, and STATEMENT is any statement, including a
     compound+statement+within+braces+"{..">compound statement within braces "{..", that is executed if
     CONDITION is true.
  
     For example:
  
      int i;
      for (i = 0; i < 10; i++)
      {
          printf("Hello\n");
      
  
     prints "Hello" 10 times.
  
     Other languages provide a more succinct form of "for"
     statement specifically for iterating over arrays or lists.
     E.g., the Perl code,
  
      for my $task (@tasks)
      {
          postpone($task);
      
  
     calls function "postpone()" repeatedly, setting $task to each
     element of the "@tasks" array in turn.  This avoids
     introducing temporary index variables like "i" in the previous
     example.
  
     The for loop is an alternative way of writing a while loop
     that is convenient because the loop control logic is collected
     in a single place.  It is also closely related to the repeat
     loop.
  
     (2009-10-07)
  

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