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Princeton's WordNet

  1. footnote, footer(verb)

    a printed note placed below the text on a printed page

  2. annotate, footnote(verb)

    add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

    "The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"


  1. footnote(Noun)

    A short piece of text, often numbered, placed at the bottom of a printed page, that adds a comment, citation, reference etc, to a designated part of the main text

  2. footnote(Noun)

    An event of lesser importance than some larger event to which it is related

  3. footnote(Verb)

    To add footnotes to a text; to annotate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Footnote(noun)

    a note of reference or comment at the foot of a page


  1. Footnote

    Footnote.com is a subscription website featuring tens of millions of original source documents from the world’s finest archives available on the Internet for the first time, including military records, naturalization papers, and historical newspapers. Footnote.com also allows free viewing and uploading of user-contributed content including old photos, letters, and documents. Users can annotate, spotlight, and connect records.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of footnote in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of footnote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of footnote in a Sentence

  1. George Santiano:

    All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.

  2. Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko:

    A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else can be only a footnote.

  3. John Duffield:

    It didn't seem like he had reached the apogee of his career, i don't know if it'll be relegated to a footnote, but maybe only one chapter in a lengthy book of accomplishments.

  4. White House spokesman Eric Schultz:

    The president seeks judges who understand that justice is not about some abstract legal theory, or a footnote in a casebook, but it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of peoples’ lives.

  5. Christopher Steele:

    A footnote saying something may be political is a far cry from letting the American people know that the Democrats and the Hillary (Clinton) campaign paid for dirt that the FBI then used to get a warrant on an American citizen to spy on another campaign.

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