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foot

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noun \ˈfu̇t\

Simple Definition of foot

  • : the part of the leg on which an animal or person stands and moves : the part of the leg below the ankle

  • : a unit of measurement equal to 1/3 yard (0.3048 meter) or 12 inches

  • : the lowest part of something

Full Definition of foot

plural feet play \ˈfēt\ also foot

  1. 1 :  the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands

  2. 2 :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment; especially :  a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  3. 3 :  any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot; especially :  a unit equal to 13 yard and comprising 12 inches —plural foot used between a number and a noun <a 10-foot pole> —plural feet or foot used between a number and an adjective <6 feet tall> — see weight table

  4. 4 :  the basic unit of verse meter consisting of any of various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables

  5. 5 a :  motion or power of walking or running :  step <fleet of foot> b :  speed, swiftness <showed early foot>

  6. 6 :  something resembling a foot in position or use: as a :  the lower end of the leg of a chair or table b (1) :  the basal portion of the sporophyte in mosses (2) :  a specialized outgrowth by which the embryonic sporophyte especially of many bryophytes absorbs nourishment from the gametophyte c :  a piece on a sewing machine that presses the cloth against the feed

  7. 7 foot plural chiefly British :  infantry

  8. 8 :  the lower edge (as of a sail)

  9. 9 :  the lowest part :  bottom <the foot of the hill>

  10. 10 a :  the end that is lower or opposite the head <the foot of the bed> b :  the part (as of a stocking) that covers the foot

  11. 11 foots plural but sing or plural in constr :  material deposited especially in aging or refining :  dregs

  12. 12 foots plural :  footlights

at one's feet
  1. :  under one's spell or influence

foot in the door
  1. :  the initial step toward a goal

off one's feet
  1. :  in a sitting or lying position

on foot
  1. :  by walking or running <tour the campus on foot>

on one's feet
  1. 1 :  in a standing position

  2. 2 :  in an established position or state

  3. 3 :  in a recovered condition (as from illness) <back on my feet>

  4. 4 :  in an extemporaneous manner :  while in action <good debaters can think on their feet>

to one's feet
  1. :  to a standing position <brought the crowd to its feet>

Examples of foot

  1. He was wearing boots on his feet.

  2. tracks made by the feet of a bird

  3. The people in the crowd began to stamp their feet.

  4. They camped at the foot of the mountain.

  5. at the foot of the stairs

  6. the foot of the table



Origin of foot

Middle English fot, from Old English fōt; akin to Old High German fuot foot, Latin ped-, pes, Greek pod-, pous


First Known Use: before 12th century


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foot

verb

Definition of foot

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  dance

  3. 2 :  to go on foot

  4. 3 of a sailboat :  to make speed :  move

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to perform the movements of (a dance) b :  to walk, run, or dance on, over, or through

  7. 2 archaic a :  kick b :  reject

  8. 3 archaic :  establish

  9. 4 a :  to add up b :  to pay or stand credit for <foot the bill>

  10. 5 :  to make or renew the foot of (as a stocking)



Examples of foot

  1. <I'll foot the bill for dinner.>



15th Century

First Known Use of foot

15th century



FOOT Defined for Kids

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foot

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noun \ˈfu̇t\

Definition of foot

plural feet \ˈfēt\

  1. 1 :  the end part of the leg of an animal or person :  the part of an animal on which it stands or moves

  2. 2 :  a unit of length equal to twelve inches (about .3 meter)

  3. 3 :  the lowest or end part of something <foot of a hill> <foot of the bed>

on foot
  1. :  by walking <They traveled on foot.>




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foot

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verb

Definition of foot

foot·edfoot·ing

  1. 1 :  1walk 1

  2. 2 :  1pay 2 <I'll foot the bill.>




Medical Dictionary

foot

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noun \ˈfu̇t\

Medical Definition of foot

plural feet \ˈfēt\play also foot

  1. 1:  the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands

  2. 2:  any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot; especially :  a unit equal to 13 yard or 12 inches or 30.48 centimeters—plural foot used between a number and a noun <a 10-foot pole>; plural feet or foot used between a number and an adjective <6 feet tall>



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