Toe definition

To touch, kick, or reach with the toe.
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The part of a sock, shoe, or boot that covers the digits of the foot.
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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.

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The lowest, outermost, or endmost part, as:
  • The part of the head of a golf club farthest from the shaft.
  • The part of a vertical shaft that turns in a bearing.
  • The lowest part of an embankment or dam.
  • (geology) A protruding downslope end of an alluvial fan, glacier, or lava flow.
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The forepart of a foot or hoof.
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The terminal segment of an invertebrate's limb.
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To drive (a nail or spike) at an oblique angle.
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To fasten or secure with obliquely driven nails or spikes.
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To stand, walk, move, or be formed with the toes pointed in a specified direction.

He toes out.

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Any of the digits of an animal's foot, or the forepart of a hoof, etc.
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Anything suggesting a toe in location, shape, or function.
  • A pivot or journal extending vertically in a bearing.
  • A projecting arm raised or moved by a cam.
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Any of the five jointed parts at the front of the human foot; digit.
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The forepart of the human foot.
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The part of a shoe, sock, etc. that covers the toes.
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To provide with a toe or toes.
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To touch, kick, etc. with the toes.

To toe a starting line.

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To drive (a nail) slantingly.
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To clinch or fasten with a nail or nails driven slantingly; toenail.
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To stand, walk, or be formed so that the toes are in a specified position.

To toe in or toe out.

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Theory of everything.
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One of the digits of a vertebrate foot.
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The forepart of a foot or hoof.
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The terminal segment of an invertebrate's limb.
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Each of the five digits on the end of the foot.
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An equivalent part in an animal.
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That part of a shoe or sock covering the toe.
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Something resembling a toe, especially at the bottom or extreme end of something.

(golf) The extreme end of the head of a club.

(cricket) The tip of the bat farthest from the handle.

(kayaking) The bow; the front of the kayak.

(geology) A bulbous protrusion at the front of a lava flow.

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(dance) An advanced form of ballet primarily for the females, dancing ballet primarily using a Pointe shoe.
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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.
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(engineering) The journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step.
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(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.
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(engineering) A projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.
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(each of the five digits on the end of the foot).

Hallux, big toe, great toe.

Second toe, long toe.

Third toe, middle toe.

Fourth toe, ring toe.

Fifth toe, little toe, pinky toe, baby toe.

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To furnish with a toe.
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To touch, tap or kick with the toes.
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To touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to.

To toe the mark.

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(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.

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(golf) To mishit a golf ball with the toe of the club.
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(physics) Theory of Everything.
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One of the digits of a vertebrate foot.
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To drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club.
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To set or adjust at an oblique angle. Used with in or out.
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on (one's) toes
  • Ready to act; alert.
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step
  • To hurt, offend, or encroach on the feelings, actions, or province of.
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toe the line
  • To adhere to doctrines or rules conscientiously; conform.
  • To touch a mark or line with the toe or hands in readiness for the start of a race or competition.
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on one's toes
  • mentally or physically alert
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step on someone's toes
  • to offend someone, esp. by trespassing or intruding on prerogatives or rights
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toe the line
  • to stand or crouch with the toes touching the starting line of a race, etc.
  • to follow orders, rules, doctrines, etc. strictly
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
toe
Plural:
toes

Origin of toe

  • Middle English from Old English deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English to, from Old English , (Mercian) tāhe, from Proto-Germanic *taihwÇ­ (compare Dutch teen, German Zehe, Swedish tÃ¥), from Proto-Germanic *tÄ«hwanÄ… (“to show, announce") (compare Old English teōn (“to accuse"), German zeihen (“id.")), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (“to show") (compare Hittite [script?] (tekkuššāi), Latin dÄ«cere (“to say"), digitus (“finger"), Albanian thua (“nail"), accusative thoi, Ancient Greek δείκνυμι (deiknumi, “to point out, show"), Sanskrit [script?] (dídeṣṭi), दिशति (diśáti)).

    From Wiktionary