Foot meaning

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A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk.
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Something suggestive of a foot in position or function, especially:
  • The lowest part; the bottom.
    The foot of a mountain; the foot of a page.
  • The end opposite the head, top, or front.
    The foot of a bed; the foot of a parade.
  • The termination of the leg of a piece of furniture, especially when shaped or modeled.
  • The part of a sewing machine that holds down and guides the cloth.
  • The lower edge of a sail.
  • The part of a type body that forms the sides of the groove at the base.
  • The base of the sporophyte in mosses and liverworts.
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Foot is defined as to walk, dance or go via the feet, or to pay for something.

An example of foot is to hike up a mountain.

An example of foot is to pay the entire dinner bill for a group of people.

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The definition of a foot is the end or last of something or 12 inches.

An example of foot is the part of the body that goes in a shoe.

An example of foot is the bottom of a bed.

An example of foot is the length of a ruler.

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The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
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The inferior part or rank.

At the foot of the class.

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The part of a stocking or high-topped boot that encloses the foot.
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Foot soldiers; infantry.
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A unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches (0.3048 meter).
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Sediment that forms during the refining of oil and other liquids; dregs.
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A manner of moving; a step.

Walks with a light foot.

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Speed or momentum, as in a race.
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A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
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In classical quantitative verse, a unit of meter consisting of long and short syllables in any of various set combinations.
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To go on foot; walk. Often used with it:

When their car broke down, they had to foot it the rest of the way.

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To dance. Often used with it:
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To make headway; sail.
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To go by foot over, on, or through; tread.
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To execute the steps of (a dance).
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To add up (a column of numbers) and write the sum at the bottom; total.

Footed up the bill.

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To pay; defray.

Footed the expense of their children's education.

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To provide (a stocking, for example) with a foot.
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The end part of the leg, on which a person or animal stands or moves.
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A thing like a foot in some way.
  • The part that a thing stands on; base.
  • The lowest part; bottom.
    The foot of a page.
  • The last of a series.
    Go to the foot of the line.
  • The part of a sewing machine that presses down on the cloth as it is moved forward and stitched.
  • The part of the body of a mollusk that is normally muscular and ventrally located, used for attachment, burrowing, and locomotion, or, as in cephalopods, serving as the basis for the arms, tentacles, eyes, and mouth.
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The end of a bed, grave, etc. toward which the feet are directed.
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The end opposite to the end designated the head.

At the foot of the table.

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The part of a stocking, boot, etc. that covers the foot.
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A unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 12 inches or13 yard (0.3048 meter)
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Foot soldiers; infantry.
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The sediment in a liquid.
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A group of syllables serving as a unit of meter in verse; esp., such a unit having a specified placement of the stressed syllable or syllables.
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To move ahead, esp. with speed.
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To dance.
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To go on foot.
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To walk, dance, or run on, over, or through; tread.
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To make or repair the foot of (a stocking, etc.)
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To add (a column of figures) and set down a total.
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To pay (costs, expenses, etc.)

To foot the bill.

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The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
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A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk.
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A unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches (0.3048 meter).
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A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /3 of a yard or 12 inches (30.48 centimeters).
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(countable) A biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg. transl.

A spider has eight feet.

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(countable, anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. transl.

Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.

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(uncountable, often used attributively) Travel by walking.

We went there by foot because we could not afford a taxi.

There is a lot of foot traffic on this street.

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(countable) The base or bottom of anything. transl.

I'll meet you at the foot of the stairs.

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(countable) The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.

We came and stood at the foot of the bed.

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(countable) The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. coord.

The host should sit at the foot of the table.

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(countable) A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. transl.

The feet of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floor.

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(countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. usage coord.

The flag pole at the local high school is about 20 feet high.

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(military, plural only) Foot soldiers; infantry. coord.

King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.

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(countable, cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
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(countable, sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
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(countable, printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. coord.
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(countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. transl.
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(countable, phonology) The parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads.
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(countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail. coord. transl.

To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sail.

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(countable, billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
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(countable, botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
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(countable, malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
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(countable, molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein. coord.
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(countable, geometry) The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.
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Fundamental principle; basis; plan. (never used in the plural)
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Recognized condition; rank; footing. (never used in the plural)
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To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
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To pay (a bill).
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To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.

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To walk.

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To tread.

To foot the green.

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To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.).

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To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up.

To foot (foot up) an account.

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A surname​.
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Origin of foot

From Middle English, from Old English fōt (“foot”), from Proto-Germanic *fōts (“foot”) (compare Scots fit, West Frisian foet, Dutch voet, German Fuß, Danish fod), from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds (compare Hittite pata, Latin pēs, pedis, Tocharian A pe, B paiyye, Lithuanian pāda (“sole (foot)”), Russian под (pod, “ground”), Ancient Greek πούς, ποδός (poús, podós), Albanian shputë (“palm, foot sole”), Armenian ոտն (otn), Sanskrit पद् (pád)).