- The definition of a toe is one of the jointed parts at the front of the foot, or the part of a sock or shoe that covers the toe.
An example of a toe is the body part on which the nail is painted during a pedicure.
Toes in the sand.
- any of the five jointed parts at the front of the human foot; digit
- the forepart of the human foot
- the part of a shoe, sock, etc. that covers the toes
- any of the digits of an animal's foot, or the forepart of a hoof, etc.
- anything suggesting a toe in location, shape, or function; specif.,
- a pivot or journal extending vertically in a bearing
- a projecting arm raised or moved by a cam
Origin of toeMiddle English to ; from Old English ta, earlier tahe, akin to German zehe ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dei-, to show from source teach, Classical Latin dicere, to say, digitus
transitive verbtoed, toeing
- to provide with a toe or toes
- to touch, kick, etc. with the toes: to toe a starting line
- to drive (a nail) slantingly
- to clinch or fasten with nails driven slantingly; toenail
on one's toes
step on someone's toesor tread on someone's toes
toe the lineor toe the mark
- to stand or crouch with the toes touching the starting line of a race, etc.
- to follow orders, rules, doctrines, etc. strictly
- a. One of the digits of a vertebrate foot.b. The forepart of a foot or hoof.c. The terminal segment of an invertebrate's limb.
- The part of a sock, shoe, or boot that covers the digits of the foot.
- The lowest, outermost, or endmost part, as:a. The part of the head of a golf club farthest from the shaft.b. The part of a vertical shaft that turns in a bearing.c. The lowest part of an embankment or dam.d. Geology A protruding downslope end of an alluvial fan, glacier, or lava flow.
verbtoed toed, toe·ing, toes
- To touch, kick, or reach with the toe.
- To drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club.
- To set or adjust at an oblique angle. Used with in or out.
- a. To drive (a nail or spike) at an oblique angle.b. To fasten or secure with obliquely driven nails or spikes.
Origin of toeMiddle English, from Old English tā; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
lava flow from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii
- Each of the five digits on the end of the foot.
- An equivalent part in an animal.
- That part of a shoe or sock covering the toe.
- Something resembling a toe, especially at the bottom or extreme end of something.
- (dance) An advanced form of ballet primarily for the females, dancing ballet primarily using a Pointe shoe.
- An alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive toe (toe in) signifying that the wheels are closer together at the front than at the back and negative toe (toe out) the opposite.
- (engineering) The journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step.
- (engineering) A lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, such as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved.
- (engineering) A projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.
(third-person singular simple present toes, present participle toeing, simple past and past participle toed)
- To furnish with a toe.
- To touch, tap or kick with the toes.
- To touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to.
- to toe the mark
- (construction) To fasten (a piece) by driving a fastener at a near-45-degree angle through the side (of the piece) into the piece to which it is to be fastened.
- The framers toed the irregular pieces into the sill.
- (golf) To mishit a golf ball with the toe of the club.
Middle English to, from Old English tā, (Mercian) tāhe, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ (compare Dutch teen, German Zehe, Swedish tå), from Proto-Germanic *tīhwaną (“to show, announce”) (compare Old English teōn (“to accuse”), German zeihen (“id.”)), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (“to show”) (compare Hittite [script?] (tekkuššāi), Latin dīcere (“to say”), digitus (“finger”), Albanian thua (“nail”), accusative thoi, Ancient Greek δείκνυμι (deiknumi, “to point out, show”), Sanskrit [script?] (dídeṣṭi), दिशति (diśáti)).
- (physics) Theory of Everything
toe - Computer Definition
(TCP/IP Offload Engine) A network adapter that performs some or all of the TCP/IP processing on an Ethernet adapter. As Ethernet becomes common at 1 Gbps and beyond, offloading the processing from the CPU to the card allows the CPU to keep up with the high-speed data transmission. Processing for the entire TCP/IP protocol stack may be performed on the TOE or just the data transmission part, leaving the session establishment and error handling to the CPU. See TCP/IP.