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Definitions of foot

  1. a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being
  2. lowest support of a structure; " it was built on a base of solid rock"; " he stood at the foot of the tower"
  3. pay for something; " pick up the tab"; " pick up the burden of high- interest mortgages"
  4. travel by foot; " he followed on foot"; " the swiftest of foot"
  5. any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
  6. a support resembling a pedal extremity; " one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
  7. the foot of a human being; " his bare feet projected from his trousers"; " armored from head to foot"
  8. a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  9. an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; " there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully- armed foot"
  10. 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"
  11. walk ( informal); " let's hoof it to the disco"
  12. a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; " he is six feet tall"
  13. a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
  14. add a column of numbers
  15. walk; " let's hoof it to the disco"
  16. pay for something; " pick up the tab"; " pick up the burden of high- interest mortgages"; " foot the bill"
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
  20. 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.
  21. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.
  22. 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.
  23. The lower edge of a sail.
  24. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
  25. To kick with the foot; to spurn.
  26. To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  27. To tread; as, to foot the green.
  28. The size or strike with the talon.
  29. To renew the foot of, as of stocking.
  30. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; - used only in the singular.
  31. Recognized condition; rank; footing; - used only in the singular.
  32. To walk; - opposed to ride or fly.
  33. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; - sometimes with up; as, to foot ( or foot up) an account.
  34. The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus ( ANKLE), METATARSUS, phalanges, and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.
  35. 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.
  36. To add a foot to, as a stocking; add figures in a column; colioquially, to pay; as, to foot the bill.
  37. 1. Pes, the lower, pedal, extremity of the leg. 2. A unit of length, containing 12 inches, equal to 30. 48 cm.
  38. Multi- articulated lower extremity of leg below ankle.
  39. 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).
  40. To dance; to walk; - pr. p. footing; pa. p. foot'ed.
  41. Part of the body on which an animal walks; base; measure of 12 inches; foot- soldiers; unit of measure in metre.
  42. To dance; walk.
  43. To tread; set the foot on; travel.
  44. To add, as a column of figures.
  45. To go a foot; walk.
  46. The part below the ankle in man, or the corresponding part in other animals.
  47. Anything in any way like an animal's foot; the lowest part of a thing; the last of a series.
  48. A measure; twelve inches.
  49. Unmounted troops; infantry.
  50. Pros. A division of a verse.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. To tread to measure or music; to walk, followed by it, opposed to ride or fly.
  54. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.
  55. 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.
  56. To kick; to tread; to dance; to trip to music.
  57. 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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Usage examples for foot

  1. 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
  2. Let me see your foot – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  3. After a few minutes he felt himself pulled gently by the foot – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  4. Can't you stand on one foot and use the other foot like a hand? – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum
  5. " And now we better report to her before she does a hot- foot over here. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. And then I saw that foot and I knew that He hated me still. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. 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
  8. Never knew a hold- up wasn't eight foot high and then some- to the fellow at the wrong end of the gun. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. 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
  10. On the deck of the Sea Rover a woman should not put her foot – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  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. At the foot I turned. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  13. 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
  14. " 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
  15. They were not so cold as his foot and the first real hope and comfort came to her. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  16. Kate returned quickly, carried the chair to the foot of the bed, and sat down. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  17. She placed her foot upon the ground, as she might put a hand upon her lover's shoulder. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  18. 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
  19. Just go home to father's, sir; not a foot else, s'help me. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. Tanfield was too far to go on foot and alone. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
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