foot·​ed | \ ˈfu̇-təd How to pronounce footed (audio) \

Definition of footed

: having a foot or feet especially of a specified kind or number often used in combinationa four-footed animal

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Recent Examples on the Web Dumars turned a blind eye to signs that the NBA was changing dramatically, with the explosion of 3-point shooting and quick pace negating the value of slow-footed big men who either couldn't shoot or defend. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons: Solving the greatest 'What ifs' of the 2010s," 30 Dec. 2019 Small mammals, especially white-footed mice, are the carriers of Lyme disease, Gary said. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Backyard deer raise concerns about spread of disease: Health Matters," 8 Dec. 2019 Because the forested landscape changed so dramatically, the types of animals inhabiting the smaller forested areas also changed in favor of deer, along with smaller rodents like the white-footed mice and chipmunks., "Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine - The Boston Globe," 21 Sep. 2019 What: The smiling, big-footed plush creature is covered in flowing white hair, befitting a creature that lives in polar environments. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Guns, slime and yetis: The 10 worst toys of 2019, according to consumer watchdog group," 20 Nov. 2019 Much of his later work is flat-footed and polemical, when compared to his initial accomplishments in institutional critique. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Hans Haacke, at the New Museum, Takes No Prisoners," 30 Oct. 2019 Cody Zeller seemed to dunk at will, and Bridges put a spin move on a flat-footed Markkanen struck the perfect picture of the Bulls’ defensive woes. Phil Thompson,, "New Bulls look a lot like the old in losing their season opener to the Hornets, 126-125," 23 Oct. 2019 Mulvaney’s standing with his boss has become unsteady after the White House’s flat-footed response to the impeachment inquiry, which some Trump allies have blamed on the chief of staff., "Most read on," 23 Oct. 2019 On the next play, Rivers’ hot-footed actions seemed to say: To heck with this. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: For Chargers, a big-stage debacle that Philip Rivers was fortunate to survive," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of footed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footed was in the 14th century

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28 Jan 2020

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“Footed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of footed

: having a foot or feet of a specified kind or number


foot·​ed | \ ˈfu̇-təd How to pronounce footed (audio) \

Kids Definition of footed

1 : having a foot or feet a footed goblet
2 : having such or so many feet four-footed animals


foot·​ed | \ ˈfu̇t-əd How to pronounce footed (audio) \

Medical Definition of footed

: having a foot or feet especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination a four-footed animal

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