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 No one wants to see repeats of the siege at the U.S. Capitol last week, and no one wants to be caught flat-footed. David Bauder, ajc, "Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets," 16 Jan. 2021 But brick-and-mortar retail was caught flat-footed. NBC News, "Pandemic's revolution in transportation and commerce rivals 19th-century railroad construction," 2 Jan. 2021 The sure-footed chassis was unflustered by the varied switchbacks and occasional slippery sections. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1985 Honda Civic CRX 1.5Si," 18 Nov. 2020 The flurry of activity highlighted how flat-footed Capitol Police and other officials were on Jan. 6 when pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol seeking to halt the counting of electoral votes marking Biden’s election victory. Anchorage Daily News, "Law enforcement and military are taking an ‘unprecedented’ approach to security in DC," 14 Jan. 2021 The pink-footed goose continued at Eldredge Field and Boland Pond in Orleans., "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 30 Dec. 2020 Other mammals from this time—such as Arctic ground squirrels and black-footed ferrets—have been preserved in the same way. Science, "57,000 year-old wolf puppy found frozen in Yukon permafrost," 21 Dec. 2020 Zero, this is more like dancing around the tree with your siblings in your footed pajamas. Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "27 Christmas Love Songs, Ranked in Terms of Their Mistletoe Potential," 2 Dec. 2020 Your little girl will look so cute and cuddly in these soft-footed pyjamas, featuring designs with giraffes, rainbows and cactus. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday: The best deals in Canada," 29 Nov. 2020

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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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17 Feb 2021

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“Footed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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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