- Ready to act; alert.
- To hurt, offend, or encroach on the feelings, actions, or province of.
- 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.
- mentally or physically alert
- to offend someone, esp. by trespassing or intruding on prerogatives or rights
Other Word Forms of Toe
Origin of Toe
Middle English to, from Old English tā, (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)).
Middle English from Old English tā deik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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