Definitions of foot

  1. To tread to measure or music; to walk, followed by it, opposed to ride or fly.
  2. To kick with the foot; to spurn.
  3. To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  4. To tread; as, to foot the green.
  5. The size or strike with the talon.
  6. To renew the foot of, as of stocking.
  7. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; - sometimes with up; as, to foot ( or foot up) an account.
  8. To add a foot to, as a stocking; add figures in a column; colioquially, to pay; as, to foot the bill.
  9. To tread; set the foot on; travel.
  10. To add, as a column of figures.
  11. To walk; - opposed to ride or fly.
  12. To dance; to walk; - pr. p. footing; pa. p. foot'ed.
  13. To dance; walk.
  14. walk ( informal); " let's hoof it to the disco"
  15. To go a foot; walk.
  16. 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.
  17. To kick; to tread; to dance; to trip to music.
  18. 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.
  19. a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being
  20. travel by foot; " he followed on foot"; " the swiftest of foot"
  21. any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
  22. a support resembling a pedal extremity; " one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
  23. the foot of a human being; " his bare feet projected from his trousers"; " armored from head to foot"
  24. a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  25. 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"
  26. a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
  27. add a column of numbers
  28. pay for something; " pick up the tab"; " pick up the burden of high- interest mortgages"; " foot the bill"
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
  32. 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.
  33. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.
  34. 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.
  35. The lower edge of a sail.
  36. Recognized condition; rank; footing; - used only in the singular.
  37. 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.
  38. 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).
  39. Part of the body on which an animal walks; base; measure of 12 inches; foot- soldiers; unit of measure in metre.
  40. The part below the ankle in man, or the corresponding part in other animals.
  41. Anything in any way like an animal's foot; the lowest part of a thing; the last of a series.
  42. A measure; twelve inches.
  43. Unmounted troops; infantry.
  44. Pros. A division of a verse.
  45. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
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