Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

afoot

play
adverb or adjective \ə-ˈfu̇t\

Simple Definition of afoot

  • : developing or happening now : in progress

Full Definition of afoot

  1. 1 :  on foot

  2. 2 :  in the process of development :  under way <a plan is afoot to build a new school>

13th Century

First Known Use of afoot

13th century


AFOOT Defined for Kids

afoot

play
adverb or adjective \ə-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of afoot

  1. 1 :  on foot <traveled afoot>

  2. 2 :  happening now :  going on <We sensed that there was trouble afoot.>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up afoot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez kittly-benders duvet spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ