Definitions for footfʊt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves.
(in invertebrates) any part similar in position or function.
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
walking or running motion; pace:
swift of foot.
quality or character of movement or motion; tread; step.
any part or thing resembling a foot, as in function, placement, or shape.
a shaped or ornamented feature terminating the lower part of a leg or serving as the base of a piece of furniture.
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.
the part of a stocking, sock, etc., covering the foot.
an attachment on a sewing machine that holds and guides the fabric.
the lowest part, or bottom, as of a hill, ladder, or page.
a supporting part; base.
the part of anything opposite the top or head:
the foot of a bed.
Print.the part of the type body that forms the sides of the groove, at the base.
the last, as of a series.
that which is written at the bottom, as the total of an account.
a group of syllables constituting a metrical unit of a verse.
Usu., foots. sediment or dregs. footlights.
Naut. the lower edge of a sail.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(v.i.)to walk; go on foot (often fol. by it):
We'll have to foot it.
to move the feet rhythmically, as to music or in dance (often fol. by it).
(of a boat) to move forward; sail.
(v.t.)to walk or dance on.
to perform (a dance).
Category: Music and Dance
to traverse on or as if on foot.
to make or attach a foot to.
to pay or settle:
to foot the bill.
to add ( a column of figures) and set the sum at the foot.
to seize with talons, as a hawk.
Archaic. to kick, esp. to kick away.
Obs. to set foot on.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for foot:
get off on the right (or wrong ) foot,to begin well (or badly).
on foot,by walking or running:
to travel on foot.
put one's foot down,to take a firm stand; be decisive or determined.
put one's foot in one's mouth,to make an embarrassing blunder.
set foot on or in,to go on or into; enter:
Don't set foot in this office again!
under foot,in the way.
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Origin of foot:
bef. 900; ME; OE fōt
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"
a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
"he is six feet tall"
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"
animal foot, foot(noun)
the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
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"
foot, invertebrate foot(noun)
any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
travel by walking
"he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"
a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
"there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
metrical foot, foot, metrical unit(noun)
(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
a support resembling a pedal extremity
"one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
pay for something
"pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
foot, leg it, hoof, hoof it(verb)
"let's hoof it to the disco"
foot, foot up(verb)
add a column of numbers
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
one of the two body parts at the end of your legs
My feet are cold.; his right/left foot
a unit of length of approximately 30cm (12 inches)
12 feet long/wide/high/tall; At six foot, he's fairly tall.
the bottom of
at the foot of the stairs/mountain
walking, not using transportation
Two soldiers came by on foot.
to continue to be realistic or sensible
Despite her fame she keeps her feet firmly on the ground.
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.
standing, not sitting
I've been on my feet all day.
Sit down, and put your feet up for a while.
to insist sb does or does not do sth
I finally put my foot down and told her she couldn't stay
emphasizes that sb does not go somewhere
He had never set foot in a church.
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.
Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking.
Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.
Travel by walking.
The base or bottom of anything.
I'll meet you at the foot of the stairs.
The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
We came and stood at the foot of the bed.
The end of a rectangular table opposite the head.
The host should sit at the foot of the table.
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.
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.
Foot soldiers; infantry.
King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.
To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
To pay (a bill).
To parse into metrical feet.
The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
The bottommost part of a typed or printed page.
The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.
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.
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.
The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
The globular lower domain of a protein.
The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.
Plural form of footman.
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
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
that which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking
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
fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular
recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular
a measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard
soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry
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
the lower edge of a sail
to tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip
to walk; -- opposed to ride or fly
to kick with the foot; to spurn
to set on foot; to establish; to land
to tread; as, to foot the green
to sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account
the size or strike with the talon
to renew the foot of, as of stocking
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
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
The understanding of a girl from the west. FOOT-PATH Chicago, Ill.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'foot' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1544
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'foot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #936
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.
- voet; voete; poot; poteAfrikaans
- péPortuguese (BR)
- der FußGerman
- כַּף רֶגֶלHebrew
- (척추 동물의) 발Korean
- pėda, kojaLithuanian
- (kājas) pēdaLatvian
- stopa, nogaPolish
- ступня, нога; лапаRussian
- 腳Chinese (Trad.)
- ступня, ногаUkrainian
- bàn chânVietnamese
- 脚Chinese (Simp.)
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