: the terminal part of the vertebrate (see 1vertebrate) leg upon which an individual stands
: an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment;
: a ventral (see 1ventral 1b) muscular surface or process of a mollusk
: any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot;
: a unit equal to ¹/₃ yard and comprising 12 inches
—plural foot used between a number and a noun —plural feet or foot used between a number and an adjective
— see Weights and Measures Table
: the basic unit of verse meter consisting of any of various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables
- Each line of the poem contains five feet.
: motion or power of walking or running : step
: something resembling a foot in position or use: such as
: the lower end of the leg of a chair or table
: the basal portion of the sporophyte in mosses
: a specialized outgrowth by which the embryonic sporophyte especially of many bryophytes absorbs nourishment from the gametophyte
: a piece on a sewing machine that presses the cloth against the feed
, chiefly British
: the lower edge (as of a sail)
: the end that is lower or opposite the head
: the part (as of a stocking) that covers the foot
foots plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: material deposited especially in aging or refining : dregs
at one's feet
: under one's spell or influence
- The champion loved the feeling that the world was at his feet.
foot in the door
: the initial step toward a goal
- He took a job as a secretary to get his foot in the door.
off one's feet
: in a sitting or lying position
- The doctor advised her to stay off her feet.
on one's feet
: in a standing position
- He works on his feet all day.
: in an established position or state
- The business is finally back on its feet.
: in a recovered condition (as from illness)
: in an extemporaneous (see extemporaneous 1a) manner : while in action
- good debaters can think on their feet
to one's feet
: to a standing position
- brought the crowd to its feet