: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