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 combination a four-footed animal

Examples of footed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the second half, Alvaro Barreal scored a side-footed effort off an assist from Dominique Badji to again pull FCC even after New England. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 22 May 2022 Sure-footed, diesel-powered, on autopilot to our port of call. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 21 May 2022 Animals like deer and white-footed mice, both of which ticks feed on, are abundant in locations where the parasites are found, Dr. Troyano says. Korin Miller, SELF, 20 May 2022 The right-footed Borrero has been effective using his elusiveness and speed to cut inside from the left wing. Frank Dell'apa,, 17 May 2022 Blanco played a ball ahead in the 56th minute that hit Fogaça perfectly in stride, and the 22-year-old Brazilian finished with class on a left-footed take, making it 4-0. oregonlive, 14 May 2022 Those who have sought diversification in crypto have been caught wrong-footed. Peter Santilli, WSJ, 13 May 2022 The Biden administration was caught flat-footed by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, having spent its first year in office driving its green agenda without regard for rising fossil fuel demand as people emerged from the pandemic lockdowns. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 For the first time, the store was caught flat-footed. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of footed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Footed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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