Definitions of foot

  1. a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being
  2. pay for something; " pick up the tab"; " pick up the burden of high- interest mortgages"
  3. travel by foot; " he followed on foot"; " the swiftest of foot"
  4. any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
  5. a support resembling a pedal extremity; " one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
  6. the foot of a human being; " his bare feet projected from his trousers"; " armored from head to foot"
  7. a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  8. 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"
  9. walk ( informal); " let's hoof it to the disco"
  10. a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; " he is six feet tall"
  11. a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
  12. add a column of numbers
  13. walk; " let's hoof it to the disco"
  14. pay for something; " pick up the tab"; " pick up the burden of high- interest mortgages"; " foot the bill"
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
  18. 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.
  19. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.
  20. 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.
  21. The lower edge of a sail.
  22. To kick with the foot; to spurn.
  23. To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  24. To tread; as, to foot the green.
  25. The size or strike with the talon.
  26. To renew the foot of, as of stocking.
  27. Recognized condition; rank; footing; - used only in the singular.
  28. To walk; - opposed to ride or fly.
  29. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; - sometimes with up; as, to foot ( or foot up) an account.
  30. That part of the leg on which an animal walks or stands; the lower part, base, foundation, or end of anything; that part of a boot or stocking which receives the foot; a measure equal to twelve inches; unmounted soldiers; a number of syllables making part of a verse.
  31. To add a foot to, as a stocking; add figures in a column; colioquially, to pay; as, to foot the bill.
  32. That part of its body on which an animal stands or walks; 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 ( fet).
  33. To dance; to walk; - pr. p. footing; pa. p. foot'ed.
  34. Part of the body on which an animal walks; base; measure of 12 inches; foot- soldiers; unit of measure in metre.
  35. To dance; walk.
  36. To tread; set the foot on; travel.
  37. To add, as a column of figures.
  38. To go a foot; walk.
  39. The part below the ankle in man, or the corresponding part in other animals.
  40. Anything in any way like an animal's foot; the lowest part of a thing; the last of a series.
  41. A measure; twelve inches.
  42. Unmounted troops; infantry.
  43. Pros. A division of a verse.
  44. That part of the leg on which an animal stands and walks; anything like a foot in shape or office; the part of a stocking or boot which receives the foot; the lower part; the base; footing; step; soldiers who march and fight on foot; a lineal measure of twelve inches, supposed to be taken from the length of a man's foot; a certain number of syllables constituting part of a verse: pace.
  45. To kick; to spurn; to settle; to add the numbers in a column and set the sum at the foot; to add a foot to. To put one's foot in, to spoil and get into a scrape. Foot and mouth disease, a contagious disease affecting cattle. By foot, or on foot, by walking. To set on foot, to originate to put in motion.
  46. To tread to measure or music; to walk, followed by it, opposed to ride or fly.
  47. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.
  48. The lower part, base, or bottom of anything; that on which any animal or thing stands; a measure of 12 inches; a step or pace; the division of a line of poetry.
  49. To kick; to tread; to dance; to trip to music.
  50. An embryonic structure in ferns through which nourishment is obtained from the prothallus; the basal portion of the sporophyte in Mosses; an organ of locomotion, differing widely in different animals, from the tube- foot of Echinoderms, the muscular foot of Gastropods and Molluscs, the tarsus of Insects, to the foot of vertebrates and man.

Usage examples for foot

  1. John had closed the door and came to the foot of the bed and looked at Goddard's face. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  2. On the deck of the Sea Rover a woman should not put her foot. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  3. " May the time come when I may be a stone for your foot," he said swiftly. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  4. At the foot I turned. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  5. They were not so cold as his foot, and the first real hope and comfort came to her. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  6. Can't you stand on one foot, and use the other foot like a hand? – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum
  7. Let me see your foot." – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  8. Tanfield was too far to go on foot and alone. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  9. And then I saw that foot, and I knew that He hated me still. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. If they had found a way to go on on foot, leaving their horses here, then he could find it. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  11. Valenglard went away on foot, and the fair Mdlle. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. After a few minutes he felt himself pulled gently by the foot. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  13. " And now we better report to her before she does a hot- foot over here. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. I knew that something of this kind was on foot when you sent for me, for I know women and their ways. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  15. Just go home to father's, sir; not a foot else, s'help me. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  16. When the sun rose, it found him at full length on the bare- worn earth at the foot of the tree. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  17. How many are there right now who have one foot in the grave and the other at the chiropodist's? – Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb
  18. Kate returned quickly, carried the chair to the foot of the bed, and sat down. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White