What does toe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toenoun

    one of the digits of the foot

  2. toenoun

    the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

  3. toenoun

    forepart of a hoof

  4. toeverb

    (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft

  5. toeverb

    walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction

    "She toes inwards"

  6. toe, toenailverb

    drive obliquely

    "toe a nail"

  7. toeverb

    hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club

  8. toeverb

    drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club

  9. toeverb

    touch with the toe


  1. toenoun

    Each of the five digits on the end of the foot.

  2. toenoun

    An equivalent part in an animal.

  3. toenoun

    That part of a shoe or sock covering the toe.

  4. toenoun

    Something resembling a toe, especially at the bottom or extreme end of something.

  5. toenoun

    An advanced form of ballet primarily for the females, dancing ballet primarily using a Pointe shoe.

  6. toenoun

    An alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive toe (or toe in) signifying that the wheels are closer together at the front than at the back and negative toe (or toe out) the opposite.

  7. toeverb

    To touch, tap or kick with the toes.

  8. toeverb

    To mishit a golf ball with the toe of the club.

  9. Etymology: to, from ta, (Mercian) tahe, from taihwōn (cf. Dutch teen, German Zehe, Swedish tå), from tīhwanan (cf. teon, zeihen 'id.'), from deyḱ- 'to show' (cf., Latin dicere 'to say', digitus, Albanian thua acc. thoi, δείκνυμι, Sanskrit, दिशति).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toenoun

    The divided extremities of the feet; the fingers of the feet.

    Etymology: ta , Saxon; teen, Dutch.

    Come all you spirits,
    And fill me from the crown to th’ toe, topful
    Of direct cruelty. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Sport that wrinkled care derides,
    And laughter holding both his sides;
    Come and trip it as you go,
    On the light fantastick toe. John Milton.

    Last to enjoy her sense of feeling,
    A thousand little nerves she sends
    Quite to our toes, and fingers ends. Matthew Prior.


  1. Toe

    Toes are the digits (fingers) of the foot of a tetrapod. Animal species such as cats that walk on their toes are described as being digitigrade. Humans, and other animals that walk on the soles of their feet, are described as being plantigrade; unguligrade animals are those that walk on hooves at the tips of their toes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toenoun

    one of the terminal members, or digits, of the foot of a man or an animal

  2. Toenoun

    the fore part of the hoof or foot of an animal

  3. Toenoun

    anything, or any part, corresponding to the toe of the foot; as, the toe of a boot; the toe of a skate

  4. Toenoun

    the journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step

  5. Toenoun

    a lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved

  6. Toenoun

    a projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece

  7. Toeverb

    to touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to; as, to toe the mark

  8. Toeverb

    to hold or carry the toes (in a certain way)


  1. Toe

    In automotive engineering, toe, also known as tracking, is the symmetric angle that each wheel makes with the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, as a function of static geometry, and kinematic and compliant effects. This can be contrasted with steer, which is the antisymmetric angle, i.e. both wheels point to the left or right, in parallel. Positive toe, or toe in, is the front of the wheel pointing in towards the centreline of the vehicle. Negative toe, or toe out, is the front of the wheel pointing away from the centreline of the vehicle. Toe can be measured in linear units, at the front of the tire, or as an angular deflection. In a rear wheel drive car, increased front toe in provides greater straight-line stability at the cost of some sluggishness of turning response. The wear on the tires is marginally increased as the tires are under slight side slip conditions. On front wheel drive cars, the situation is more complex. Toe is always adjustable in production automobiles, even though caster angle and camber angle are often not adjustable. Maintenance of front end alignment, which used to involve all three adjustments, currently involves only setting the toe; in most cases, even for a car in which caster or camber are adjustable, only the toe will need adjustment.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Toe

    tō, n. one of the five small members at the point of the foot: the corresponding member of a beast's foot: the front of an animal's hoof.—v.t. to touch or reach with the toes: to furnish with a toe, as a stocking.—v.i. to place the toes in any particular way.—n. Toe′-cap, a cap of leather, &c., covering the toe of a shoe.—adj. Toed (tōd), having toes.—ns. Toe′-nail; Toe′-piece. [A.S. (pl. tán); Ice. , Ger. zehe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. toe

    A facet of a human or animal foot.

    We have toes so we are balanced when we walk.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TOE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Toe is ranked #34223 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Toe surname appeared 663 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Toe.

    73% or 484 total occurrences were Black.
    19.1% or 127 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.8% or 39 total occurrences were White.
    1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'toe' in Nouns Frequency: #2105

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of toe in a Sentence

  1. Connie LaBouff:

    The single strap hook and loop will allow him to put his shoes on and adjust them to the tightness he personally needs, the reinforced toe means that he will be able to wear a pair he is used to longer without the anxiety of changing shoes.

  2. Executive Vice President Jon Loba:

    ] is an insane song,' it can be viral. Let's put our toe in the water immediately with everything happening with [ Lil Nas X ], and then we'll follow it up with the meat of the EP.

  3. Chloe Goins:

    I was butt naked lying on my back on a bed and did n’t have any idea where I was, i came to and remember seeing this big man crouched over me. It was Bill Cosby, and Bill Cosby was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think Bill Cosby bit my toe as that’s what woke me up.

  4. The UAW:

    Related ImageExpand / ContractSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says her state doesn't need unions. ( AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)( The Associated Press) Right-to-work laws mean workers at unionized plants do not have to join the labor organization. Haley, whose efforts have brought major investments from companies including Continental Tire and Boeing, recently went toe-to toe with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which sought to organize 3,000 workers at an aircraft plant she helped lure in 2011 with a $ 450 million package of tax incentives. The union suspended its effort to organize the Boeing plant after a rocky start. Haley, who said at her January state of the union address that South Carolina has an international reputation for being a state that does n’t want unions, because we don’t need unions, we have been successful in attracting some of the world’s top corporate citizens and paving the way for expansion of the businesses we already have because our right-to-work law strengthens the direct relationship our employers have with employees, Haley said. Our best advice to The UAW is to ask the IAM about how South Carolina workers view unions.

  5. Vincent Paterno:

    What's up TikTok, just wanted to come on here and let all you know, [I]f you have a Joe Biden, Kamala f---ing camel toe (flag) posted up – Black Lives Matter – I will not deliver your s---. I will not deliver your s---. I will bring that back to the station. And I’ll keep doing that s---. Have a good day.

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