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toe

noun \ ˈtō \

Definition of toe

1 a (1) :one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot
(2) :the fore end of a foot or hoof
b :a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate
c :the forepart of something worn on the foot
  • the toe of a boot
2 :a part that by its position or form is felt to resemble a toe
  • the toe of Italy
: such as
a :a lateral projection at one end or between the ends of a piece (such as a rod or bolt)
b :the lowest part (as of an embankment, dam, or cliff)

toeless

play \-ləs\ adjective
on one's toes
:alert 1
toe to toe
:facing one another

Examples of toe in a Sentence

  1. He felt the sand between his toes.

  2. I accidentally stepped on her toe.

  3. I stubbed my toe on the table's leg.

  4. My sock has a hole in the toe.

  5. the toe of her boot

  6. the toe of the peninsula

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Origin and Etymology of toe

Middle English to, from Old English ; akin to Old High German zēha toe


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toe

verb

Definition of toe

toed; toeing
transitive verb
1 :to touch, reach, or drive with the toe
  • toe a football
2 :to furnish with a toe
  • toe a sock
3 :to drive (something, such as a nail) obliquely; also :to clinch or fasten by or with nails or rods so driven
intransitive verb
1 :tiptoe
2 :to stand, walk, or be placed so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction
  • toe in
toe the line or toe the mark
:to conform rigorously to a rule or standard

Examples of toe in a Sentence

  1. She toed off her shoes.

  2. The pitcher toed the rubber.

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First Known Use of toe

1660



TOE Defined for English Language Learners

toe

noun

Definition of toe for English Language Learners

  • : one of the five separate parts at the end of your foot

  • : the part of a shoe or sock that covers the front part of your foot

  • : something that is shaped like a toe


toe

verb

Definition of toe for English Language Learners

  • : to touch, reach, or kick (something) with your toe or with the end of your foot


TOE Defined for Kids

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toe

noun \ ˈtō \

Definition of toe for Students

1 :one of the separate parts of the front end of a foot
2 :the front end or part of a foot or hoof
3 :the front end of something worn on the foot

toed

\ˈtōd\ adjective
  • five-toed

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toe

verb

Definition of toe for Students

toed; toeing
:to touch, reach, or kick with the toes

Medical Dictionary

toe

noun \ ˈtō \

medical Definition of toe

:one of the terminal members of a vertebrate's foot

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