Definition of Foot in English :

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Foot meaning in English

Meaning of Foot in English

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see synonyms of foot


1. foot, human foot, pes

the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

Example Sentences:
'his bare feet projected from his trousers'
'armored from head to foot'

2. foot, ft

a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

Example Sentences:
'he is six feet tall'

3. foot

the lower part of anything

Example Sentences:
'curled up on the foot of the bed'
'the foot of the page'
'the foot of the list'
'the foot of the mountain'

4. animal foot, foot

the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

5. base, foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure

lowest support of a structure

Example Sentences:
'it was built on a base of solid rock'
'he stood at the foot of the tower'

6. foot, invertebrate foot

any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

7. foot

travel by walking

Example Sentences:
'he followed on foot'
'the swiftest of foot'

8. foot

a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger

9. foot, infantry

an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot

Example Sentences:
'there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot'

10. foot, metrical foot, metrical unit

(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

11. foot

a support resembling a pedal extremity

Example Sentences:
'one foot of the chair was on the carpet'


12. foot, pick

pay for something

Example Sentences:
'pick up the tab'
'pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages'
'foot the bill'

13. foot, hoof, hoof it, leg it


Example Sentences:
'let's hoof it to the disco'

14. foot, foot up

add a column of numbers

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of foot
nounWord forms: plural feet (fiːt )
the part of the vertebrate leg below the ankle joint that is in contact with the ground during standing and walking
▶ Related adjective: pedal
the part of a garment that covers a foot
any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates, including molluscs
4. botany
the lower part of some plant structures, as of a developing moss sporophyte embedded in the parental tissue
a unit of length equal to one third of a yard or 12 inches. 1 Imperial foot is equivalent to 0.3048 metre
. Abbreviation: ft
any of various units of length used at different times and places, typically about 10 per cent greater than the Imperial foot
any part resembling a foot in form or function
the foot of a chair
the lower part of something; base; bottom
the foot of the page
the foot of a hill
the end of a series or group
the foot of the list
manner of walking or moving; tread; step
a heavy foot
infantry, esp in the British army
(as modifier)
a foot soldier
any of various attachments on a sewing machine that hold the fabric in position, such as a presser foot for ordinary sewing and a zipper foot
12. music
a unit used in classifying organ pipes according to their pitch, in terms of the length of an equivalent column of air
this unit applied to stops and registers on other instruments
13. printing
the margin at the bottom of a page
the undersurface of a piece of type
14. prosody
a group of two or more syllables in which one syllable has the major stress, forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
15.  a foot in the door
16.  kick with the wrong foot
17.  my foot!
18.  of foot
19.  on foot
20.  one foot in the grave
21.  on the right foot
22.  on the wrong foot
23.  put a foot wrong
24.  put one's best foot forward
25.  put one's foot down
26.  put one's foot in it
27.  set on foot
28.  tread under foot
29.  under foot
to dance to music (esp in the phrase foot it)
31. (transitive)
to walk over or set foot on; traverse (esp in the phrase foot it)
32. (transitive)
to pay the entire cost of (esp in the phrase foot the bill)
33. (usually foll by up) archaic or dialect
to add up
Michael (Mackintosh). 1913–2010, British Labour politician and journalist; secretary of state for employment (1974–76); leader of the House of Commons (1976–79); leader of the Labour Party (1980–83)

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see synonyms of foot
nounWord forms: plural feet
the end part of the leg, on which a person or animal stands or moves
a thing like a foot in some way
; specif.,
the part that a thing stands on; base
the lowest part; bottom
the foot of a page
the last of a series
go to the foot of the line
the part of a sewing machine that holds the cloth steady
the part of the body of a mollusk that is normally muscular and ventrally located, used for attachment, burrowing, and locomotion, or, as in cephalopods, serving as the basis for the arms, tentacles, eyes, and mouth
the end of a bed, grave, etc. toward which the feet are directed
the end opposite to the end designated the head
at the foot of the table
the part of a stocking, boot, etc. that covers the foot
a unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 12 inches or 13 yard (0.3048 meter)
symbol, ′: abbrev. ft: pl. sometimes foot following a number [50 foot of lumber] and always in attributive use [a six-foot athlete]
7.  [with pl. v.]; British
foot soldiers; infantry
8. Word forms: plural foots
the sediment in a liquid
usually used in pl.
a group of syllables serving as a unit of meter in verse; esp., such a unit having a specified placement of the stressed syllable or syllables
verb intransitive
to dance
to go on foot
now rare exc. in phr. foot it: see below
to move ahead, esp. with speed
said of a sailboat
verb transitive
to walk, dance, or run on, over, or through; tread
to make or repair the foot of (a stocking, etc.)
to add (a column of figures) and set down a total
often with up
15.  US, Informal
to pay (costs, expenses, etc.)
to foot the bill

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see synonyms of foot feet(fēt)
1. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
2. A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk.
3. Something suggestive of a foot in position or function, especially:
a. The lowest part; the bottom:the foot of a mountain; the foot of a page.
b. The end opposite the head, top, or front:the foot of a bed; the foot of a parade.
c. The termination of the leg of a piece of furniture, especially when shaped or modeled.
d. The part of a sewing machine that holds down and guides the cloth.
e. Nautical The lower edge of a sail.
f. Printing The part of a type body that forms the sides of the groove at the base.
g. Botany The base of the sporophyte in mosses and liverworts.
4. The inferior part or rank:at the foot of the class.
5. The part of a stocking or high-topped boot that encloses the foot.
a. A manner of moving; a step:walks with a light foot.
b. Speed or momentum, as in a race:"the only other Democrats who've demonstrated any foot till now"(Michael Kramer).
7. (used with a pl. verb)Foot soldiers; infantry.
a. A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
b. In classical quantitative verse, a unit of meter consisting of long and short syllables in any of various set combinations.
9. Abbr. ft. or ftA unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches (0.3048 meter). See Table at measurement.
10. footsSediment that forms during the refining of oil and other liquids; dregs.
v.foot·ed, foot·ing, foots
1. To go on foot; walk. Often used with it:When their car broke down, they had to foot it the rest of the way.
2. To dance. Often used with it:"We foot it all the night / weaving olden dances"(William Butler Yeats).
3. Nautical To make headway; sail.
1. To go by foot over, on, or through; tread.
2. To execute the steps of (a dance).
3. To add up (a column of numbers) and write the sum at the bottom; total:footed up the bill.
4. To pay; defray:footed the expense of their children's education.
5. To provide (a stocking, for example) with a foot.

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