What does foot mean?

Definitions for footfʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word foot.

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


  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

  19. Origin: [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. ft, pl. ft; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. ftr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. ftus, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. pd, Icel. fet step, pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way. 77, 250. Cf. Antipodes, Cap-a-pie, Expedient, Fet to fetch, Fetlock, Fetter, Pawn a piece in chess, Pedal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foot

    foot, n. that part of its body on which an animal stands or walks (having in man 26 bones): the lower part or base: a measure=12 in., (orig.) the length of a man's foot: foot-soldiers: a division of a line of poetry:—pl. Feet.—v.i. to dance: to walk:—pr.p. foot′ing; pa.p. foot′ed.ns. Foot′ball, a large ball for kicking about in sport: play with this ball; Foot′-bath, act of bathing the feet: a vessel for this purpose; Foot′-board, a support for the foot in a carriage or elsewhere: the foot-plate of a locomotive engine; Foot′boy, an attendant in livery; Foot′breadth, the breadth of a foot, an area of this size; Foot′bridge, a narrow bridge for foot-passengers; Foot′cloth (Shak.), a sumpter-cloth which reached to the feet of the horse.—p.adj. Foot′ed, provided with a foot or feet: (Shak.) having gained a foothold, established.—ns. Foot′fall, a setting the foot on the ground: a footstep; Foot′gear, shoes and stockings.—n.pl. Foot′guards, guards that serve on foot, the élite of the British infantry.—ns. Foot′hill, a minor elevation distinct from the higher part of a mountain and separating it from the valley (usually in pl.); Foot′hold, space on which to plant the feet: that which sustains the feet; Foot′ing, place for the foot to rest on: firm foundation: position: settlement: tread: dance: plain cotton lace.—adj. Foot′less, having no feet.—ns. Foot′-lick′er (Shak.), a fawning, slavish flatterer; Foot′light, one of a row of lights in front of and on a level with the stage in a theatre, &c.; Foot′man, a servant or attendant in livery: (B.) a soldier who serves on foot: a runner:—pl. Foot′men; Foot′mark, Foot′print, the mark or print of a foot: a track; Foot′note, a note of reference at the foot of a page; Foot′pad, a highwayman or robber on foot, who frequents public paths or roads; Foot′-pass′enger, one who travels on foot; Foot′path, a narrow way which will not admit carriages; Foot′-plate, the platform on which the driver and stoker of a locomotive engine stand; Foot′-post, a post or messenger that travels on foot; Foot′-pound, the force needed to raise one pound weight the height of one foot—the usual unit in measuring mechanical force; Foot′-race, a race on foot; Foot′-rope, a rope stretching along under a ship's yard for the men standing on when furling the sails: the rope to which the lower edge of a sail is attached; Foot′rot, a name applied to certain inflammatory affections about the feet of sheep; Foot′rule, a rule

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. foot

    A unit of length or measurement with a known value used in a specific measurement system.

    The United States is the only industrialized nation that uses the international foot and the survey foot (a customary unit of length) in preference to the meter in its commercial, engineering, and standards activities.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  2. The President:

    Don't take our foot off the gas.

  3. Heather Abbott:

    I saw blood pouring out of my foot.

  4. French Proverb:

    Better the foot slip than the tongue.

  5. Steve Post:

    Remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot.

Images & Illustrations of foot

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