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toe

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noun \ˈtō\

Definition of toe

  1. 1a (1) :  one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot (2) :  the fore end of a foot or hoofb :  a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebratec :  the forepart of something worn on the foot <the toe of a boot>

  2. 2 :  a part that by its position or form is felt to resemble a toe <the toe of Italy>: asa :  a lateral projection at one end or between the ends of a piece (as a rod or bolt)b :  the lowest part (as of an embankment, dam, or cliff)

  3. 3 :  toe dance

toeless

play \-ləs\ adjective

on one's toes

  1. :  alert 1

toe to toe

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of toe

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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toe

verb

Definition of toe

toed

toeing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with a toe <toe a sock>

  3. 2 :  to touch, reach, or drive with the toe <toe a football>

  4. 3 :  to drive (as a nail) obliquely; also :  to clinch or fasten by or with nails or rods so driven

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  tiptoe

  7. 2 :  to stand, walk, or be placed so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction <toe in>

toe the line

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toe the mark

  1. :  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.

1660

First Known Use of toe

1660



TOE Defined for English Language Learners

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toe

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noun \ˈtō\

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


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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

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noun \ˈtō\

Definition of toe for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the separate parts of the front end of a foot

  2. 2 :  the front end or part of a foot or hoof

  3. 3 :  the front end of something worn on the foot

toed

\ˈtōd\ adjective <five-toed>

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toe

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verb

Definition of toe for Students

toed

toeing

  1. :  to touch, reach, or kick with the toes


Medical Dictionary

toe

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noun \ˈtō\

Medical Definition of toe

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

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