noun \ˈtō\

: one of the five separate parts at the end of your foot

: the part of a shoe or sock that covers the front part of your foot

: something that is shaped like a toe

Full Definition of TOE

a (1) :  one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot (2) :  the fore end of a foot or hoof
b :  a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate
c :  the forepart of something worn on the foot <the toe of a boot>
:  a part that by its position or form is felt to resemble a toe <the toe of Italy>: as
a :  a lateral projection at one end or between the ends of a piece (as a rod or bolt)
b :  the lowest part (as of an embankment, dam, or cliff)
:  toe dance
toe·less \-ləs\ adjective
on one's toes
:  alert 1
toe to toe
:  facing one another

Examples of TOE

  1. He felt the sand between his toes.
  2. I accidentally stepped on her toe.
  3. I stubbed my toe on the table's leg.
  4. My sock has a hole in the toe.
  5. the toe of her boot
  6. the toe of the peninsula

Origin of TOE

Middle English to, from Old English tā; akin to Old High German zēha toe
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral



: to touch, reach, or kick (something) with your toe or with the end of your foot


Full Definition of TOE

transitive verb
:  to furnish with a toe <toe a sock>
:  to touch, reach, or drive with the toe <toe a football>
:  to drive (as a nail) obliquely; also :  to clinch or fasten by or with nails or rods so driven
intransitive verb
:  tiptoe
:  to stand, walk, or be placed so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction <toe in>
toe the line or toe the mark
:  to conform rigorously to a rule or standard

Examples of TOE

  1. She toed off her shoes.
  2. The pitcher toed the rubber.

First Known Use of TOE



noun \ˈtō\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOE

:  one of the terminal members of a vertebrate's foot

Illustration of TOE

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