What does underfoot mean?

Definitions for underfootˌʌn dərˈfʊt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underfoot(adverb)

    under the feet

    "trampled the beans underfoot"; "green grass growing underfoot"

  2. underfoot(adverb)

    in the way and hindering progress

    "a house with children and pets and toys always underfoot"


  1. underfoot(Adverb)

    (to crush, to trample, etc.) Under one's feet.

    The workers were all big, burly, hard-hearted men, tromping through the marsh in their heavy boots without sparing so much as a single thought for the masses of tiny frogs they crushed underfoot.

  2. underfoot(Adverb)

    In the way; situated so as to obstruct or hinder.

    It would be easier to do a big project like that someday when we don't have a bunch of newcomers underfoot.

  3. underfoot(Adjective)

    Situated under oneu2019s feet.

  4. Origin: Compound of under + foot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underfoot(adverb)

    under the feet; underneath; below. See Under foot, under Foot, n

  2. Underfoot(adj)

    low; base; abject; trodden down

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underfoot

    un-dėr-fōōt′, adj. downtrodden, abject.—v.t. to shore up, to underpin.—adv. under the feet, below.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underfoot in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underfoot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Saint Augustine:

    We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    The safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

  3. Harriet Isaac-Cole:

    Ask yourself, ‘How soft or layered do I want the texture and pile of the carpet to be? How do I want it to feel underfoot when I step out of bed?’ for versatility, the best carpet shades for most schemes are charcoal, taupe and sand.

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