Definitions for FOOTfʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

foot*fʊt(n.)(pl.)feet; foots

  1. (in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves.

    Category: Zoology

  2. (in invertebrates) any part similar in position or function.

    Category: Zoology

  3. a unit of length, orig. derived from the length of the human foot, that is divided into 12 inches and equal to 30.48 centimeters.

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: ft. 2 3 , f. 8 16

  4. walking or running motion; pace:

    swift of foot.

  5. quality or character of movement or motion; tread; step.

  6. any part or thing resembling a foot, as in function, placement, or shape.

  7. a shaped or ornamented feature terminating the lower part of a leg or serving as the base of a piece of furniture.

    Category: Furniture

  8. a rim, flange, or flaring part, often distinctively treated, serving as a base for a table furnishing or utensil, as a glass, teapot, or candlestick.

  9. the part of a stocking, sock, etc., covering the foot.

    Category: Clothing

  10. an attachment on a sewing machine that holds and guides the fabric.

  11. the lowest part, or bottom, as of a hill, ladder, or page.

  12. a supporting part; base.

  13. the part of anything opposite the top or head:

    the foot of a bed.

  14. Print.the part of the type body that forms the sides of the groove, at the base.

    Category: Printing

  15. the last, as of a series.

  16. that which is written at the bottom, as the total of an account.

  17. a group of syllables constituting a metrical unit of a verse.

    Category: Prosody

  18. Usu., foots. sediment or dregs. footlights.

    Category: Showbiz

  19. Naut. the lower edge of a sail.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  20. (v.i.)to walk; go on foot (often fol. by it):

    We'll have to foot it.

  21. to move the feet rhythmically, as to music or in dance (often fol. by it).

  22. (of a boat) to move forward; sail.

    Category: Navy

  23. (v.t.)to walk or dance on.

  24. to perform (a dance).

    Category: Music and Dance

  25. to traverse on or as if on foot.

  26. to make or attach a foot to.

  27. to pay or settle:

    to foot the bill.

  28. to add ( a column of figures) and set the sum at the foot.

    Category: Business

  29. to seize with talons, as a hawk.

  30. to establish.

  31. Archaic. to kick, esp. to kick away.

  32. Obs. to set foot on.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for foot:

  1. get off on the right (or wrong ) foot,to begin well (or badly).

    Category: Idiom

  2. on foot,by walking or running:

    to travel on foot.

    Category: Idiom

  3. put one's foot down,to take a firm stand; be decisive or determined.

    Category: Idiom

  4. put one's foot in one's mouth,to make an embarrassing blunder.

    Category: Idiom

  5. set foot on or in,to go on or into; enter:

    Don't set foot in this office again!

    Category: Idiom

  6. under foot,in the way.

    Category: Idiom

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Origin of foot:

bef. 900; ME; OE fōt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foot, human foot, pes(noun)

    the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

    "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"

  2. foot, ft(noun)

    a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

    "he is six feet tall"

  3. foot(noun)

    the lower part of anything

    "curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain"

  4. animal foot, foot(noun)

    the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

  5. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure(noun)

    lowest support of a structure

    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

  6. foot, invertebrate foot(noun)

    any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

  7. foot(noun)

    travel by walking

    "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"

  8. foot(noun)

    a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger

  9. infantry, foot(noun)

    an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot

    "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"

  10. metrical foot, foot, metrical unit(noun)

    (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

  11. foot(verb)

    a support resembling a pedal extremity

    "one foot of the chair was on the carpet"

  12. foot, pick(verb)

    pay for something

    "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"

  13. foot, leg it, hoof, hoof it(verb)


    "let's hoof it to the disco"

  14. foot, foot up(verb)

    add a column of numbers

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. foot(noun)ʊt

    one of the two body parts at the end of your legs

    My feet are cold.; his right/left foot

  2. footʊt

    a unit of length of approximately 30cm (12 inches)

    12 feet long/wide/high/tall; At six foot, he's fairly tall.

  3. footʊt

    the bottom of

    at the foot of the stairs/mountain

  4. footʊt

    walking, not using transportation

    Two soldiers came by on foot.

  5. footʊt

    to continue to be realistic or sensible

    Despite her fame she keeps her feet firmly on the ground.

  6. footʊt

    to decide you are too nervous to do sth you previously said you would do

    He was going to audition, but now he's getting cold feet.

  7. footʊt

    standing, not sitting

    I've been on my feet all day.

  8. footʊt

    to rest

    Sit down, and put your feet up for a while.

  9. footʊt

    to insist sb does or does not do sth

    I finally put my foot down and told her she couldn't stay

  10. footʊt

    emphasizes that sb does not go somewhere

    He had never set foot in a church.


  1. foot(Noun)

    A biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg.

    A spider has eight feet.

  2. foot(Noun)

    Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking.

    Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.

  3. foot(Noun)

    Travel by walking.

  4. foot(Noun)

    The base or bottom of anything.

    I'll meet you at the foot of the stairs.

  5. foot(Noun)

    The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.

    We came and stood at the foot of the bed.

  6. foot(Noun)

    The end of a rectangular table opposite the head.

    The host should sit at the foot of the table.

  7. foot(Noun)

    A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it.

    The feet of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floor.

  8. foot(Noun)

    A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.

    The flag pole at the local high school is about 20 feet high.

  9. foot(Noun)

    Foot soldiers; infantry.

    King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.

  10. foot(Verb)

    To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).

  11. foot(Verb)

    To pay (a bill).

  12. foot(Verb)

    To parse into metrical feet.

  13. foot(Noun)

    The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.

  14. foot(Noun)

    The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.

  15. foot(Noun)

    The bottommost part of a typed or printed page.

  16. foot(Noun)

    The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.

  17. foot(Noun)

    The parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads.

  18. foot(Noun)

    The bottom edge of a sail.

    To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sail.

  19. foot(Noun)

    The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.

  20. foot(Noun)

    In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.

  21. foot(Noun)

    The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.

  22. foot(Noun)

    The globular lower domain of a protein.

  23. foot(Noun)

    The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.

  24. foot(Noun)

    Plural form of footman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foot(noun)

    the terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes

  2. Foot(noun)

    the muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum

  3. Foot(noun)

    that which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking

  4. Foot(noun)

    the lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed

  5. Foot(noun)

    fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular

  6. Foot(noun)

    recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular

  7. Foot(noun)

    a measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard

  8. Foot(noun)

    soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry

  9. Foot(noun)

    a combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent

  10. Foot(noun)

    the lower edge of a sail

  11. Foot(verb)

    to tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip

  12. Foot(verb)

    to walk; -- opposed to ride or fly

  13. Foot(verb)

    to kick with the foot; to spurn

  14. Foot(verb)

    to set on foot; to establish; to land

  15. Foot(verb)

    to tread; as, to foot the green

  16. Foot(verb)

    to sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account

  17. Foot(verb)

    the size or strike with the talon

  18. Foot(verb)

    to renew the foot of, as of stocking


  1. Foot

    The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, generally including claws or nails.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Foot

    The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FOOT

    The understanding of a girl from the west. FOOT-PATH Chicago, Ill.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FOOT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1544

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FOOT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #936

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FOOT' in Nouns Frequency: #163

Translations for FOOT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the part of the leg on which a person or animal stands or walks

My feet are very sore from walking so far.

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