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foot at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


foot at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) feet

foot at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. fot, from P.Gmc. *fot (cf. O.N. fotr, Du. voet, Ger. Fu?¨ù, Goth. fotus "foot"), from PIE *pod-/*ped- (cf. Avestan pad-; Skt. pat, acc. padam "foot;" Gk. pos, Attic pous, gen. podos; L. pes, gen. pedis "foot;" Lith. padas "sole," peda "footstep"). Plural form feet is an instance of i-mutation. Of a bed, grave, etc., first recorded 1300. The linear measurement of 12 inches is first recorded in O.E., from the length of a man's foot. To foot a bill is attested from 1848, from the process of tallying the expenses and writing the figure at the bottom ("foot") of the bill. Theatrical footlights is first attested 1836; footnote is from 1841. Colloquial exclamation my foot! expressing "contemptuous contradiction" is first attested 1923, probably a euphemism for my ass, in the same sense, which dates back to 1796. The metrical foot (O.E., translating L. pes, Gk. pous in the same sense) is commonly taken as a reference to keeping time by tapping the foot. To get off on the right foot is from 1909; to put one's best foot foremost first recorded 1849. ///

foot at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural feet /fi[hA359]t/ [C] // ----------//
1 body part:
2 measurement:
3 bottom part:
4 on foot:
5 get/jump/rise etc to your feet:
6 be on your feet:
7 be/get back on your feet:
8 off your feet:
9 knock/lift etc somebody off their feet:
10 be rushed/run off your feet:
11 set foot in something:
12 be/get under your feet:
13 put your foot down:
14 put your feet up:
15 put your foot in it:
16 start/get off on the wrong/right foot:
17 not put a foot wrong:
18 have/keep both feet on the ground:
19 fall/land on your feet:
20 get/have/keep your foot in the door:
21 have a foot in both camps:
22 have somebody/something at your feet:
23 have two left feet:
24 have one foot in the grave:
25 foot!:
26 leave feet first:
27 feet of clay:
28 foot soldier/patrol:
29 foot passenger:
30 :
31 foot pedal/brake/pump etc:
32 sock:
33 poetry: ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: fot]//
1 BODY PART: the part of your body that you stand on and walk on// --My foot hurts.// --I had blisters on the soles of my feet .// --I dropped a glass earlier, so don't walk around in bare feet .// --The vet examined the horse's hind feet .// --Don't wipe your feet on the carpet!// --She stood on the platform, her suitcase at her feet .//
2 MEASUREMENT: plural feet or foot written abbreviation ft // a unit for measuring length, equal to 12 inches or about 30 centimetres// --He's six feet tall , with blonde hair.// --Mark was standing just a few feet away from me.// --I'd say she's about five foot three (=five feet and three inches) .// a one/two/three etc foot sth // --a four foot wall// square feet/cubic feet // --15,000 square feet of office space//
3 BOTTOM PART: the foot of sth// the lowest or bottom part of something// the foot of the stairs/ladder etc // --He walked to the foot of the stairs.// the foot of a mountain/cliff etc // --a small cottage at the foot of the hill// at the foot of sth// --a large wooden trunk at the foot of his bed// --The date is shown at the foot of the page .//
4 on foot: if you go somewhere on foot, you walk there// --It takes about 30 minutes on foot, or 10 minutes by car.//
5 get/jump/rise etc to your feet: to stand up after you have been sitting// --Mike leapt to his feet and ran towards the window.//
6 be on your feet: a) to be standing for a long time without having time to sit down// --The worst thing about working in the shop is that you're on your feet all day.// dead on your feet at dead1 (8)// b) to be standing up// --As soon as the bell rang the class were on their feet and out of the door.// c) to feel better again after being ill and in bed// --We'll soon have you on your feet again.//
7 be/get back on your feet: to have enough money again, or to be successful again after having problems// --I need to get back on my feet again and forget all this.//
8 off your feet: sitting or lying down, rather than standing or walking// --The doctor told me to stay off my feet for a few days.//
9 knock/lift etc sb off their feet: to make someone fall over// --They were blown off their feet by the force of the explosion.//
10 be rushed/run off your feet: to be very busy// --Before Christmas, most salespeople are rushed off their feet.//
11 set foot in sth: to go to or enter a place// --She swore she would never set foot in his house again.//
12 be/get under your feet: to annoy you by always being in the same place as you and preventing you from doing what you want// --I hate summer vacation. The kids are under my feet all day long.//
13 put your foot down: a) to say very firmly that someone must do something or must stop doing something// --You'll just have to put your foot down and tell him he can't stay out on school nights.// b) informal to make a car go faster//
14 put your feet up: informal to relax, especially by sitting with your feet supported on something//
15 put your foot in it: especially BrE put your foot in your mouth especially AmE to say something without thinking carefully, so that you embarrass or upset someone// --I've really put my foot in it this time. I didn't realize that was her husband!//
16 start/get off on the wrong/right foot: to start a relationship badly or well// --Simon and I got off on the wrong foot but we're good friends now.//
17 not put a foot wrong: BrE to do everything right and make no mistakes, especially in your job//
18 have/keep both feet on the ground: to think in a sensible and practical way and not have ideas or aims that will be impossible to achieve// --It was a great result, but we have to keep our feet firmly on the ground.//
19 fall/land on your feet: to get into a good situation because you are lucky, especially after being in a difficult situation// --Don't worry about Nina, she always falls on her feet.//
20 get/have/keep your foot in the door: to get your first opportunity to work in a particular organization or industry//
21 have a foot in both camps: to be involved with or connected with two opposing groups of people//
22 have sb/sth at your feet: used to say that people admire or respect someone very much// --All Paris was at his feet.// have the world at your feet at world1 (24)//
23 have two left feet: informal to be very clumsy//
24 have one foot in the grave: to be very old or very ill - used humorously//
25 foot!: BrE old-fashioned used to show that you do not believe something that someone has just said// --[hA124]50 my foot! It'll cost [hA124]200 at least.//
26 leave feet first: to die before you leave a place or job - used humorously// --If you keep fooling around with that gun you'll be leaving this camp feet first.//
27 feet of clay: someone that you admire who has feet of clay has faults and weaknesses that you did not realize they had//
28 foot soldier/patrol: a soldier or group of soldiers that walks and does not use a horse or a vehicle//
29 foot passenger: a passenger on a ship who has not brought a car with them//
30 : a) left-footed/right-footed// using your left foot or right foot when you kick a ball// b) flat-footed/four-footed// having a particular type or number of feet//
31 foot pedal/brake/pump etc: a machine or control that you operate using your feet//
32 SOCK: the foot// the part of a sock that covers your foot//
33 POETRY: technical a part of a line of poetry in which there is one strong beat and one or two weaker ones// the boot is on the other foot at boot1 (6), get/have cold feet at cold1 (6), underfoot, drag your feet/heels at drag1 (8), find your feet at find1 (18), from head to foot at head1 (1), stand on your own (two) feet at stand1 (31), sweep sb off their feet at sweep1 (14), have itchy feet at itchy(3), not let the grass grow under your feet at grass1 (6), vote with your feet at vote1 (8)// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // the sole of your foot (=the base of your foot) // bare feet (=without any socks or shoes) // front/back/hind feet (=of an animal) // wipe your feet (=wipe them on a mat to remove dirt) // stamp your feet (=bang them noisily on the ground) // tap your feet (=bang them gently on the ground) // shuffle your feet (=move from one foot to the other) // at somebody's feet (=on the ground near your feet) // ----------//
foot 2 v foot the bill// to pay for something, especially something expensive that you do not want to pay for// --He ordered drinks and then left me to foot the bill!//

FOOT at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Forum for Object Oriented Technology [at CERN]

foot at French => English Of Explained:

football, soccer

FOOT at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Forum for Object Oriented Technology (CERN, OOP) From VERA

foot at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In measurement, any of numerous lineal measures (commonly 9.8-13.4 in., or 25-34 cm) based on the length of the human foot and used exclusively in English-speaking countries. In most countries and in all scientific applications, the foot (with its multiples and subdivisions) has been superseded by the meter. In a few countries the foot was retained, but it eventually (by 1893 in the U.S.) became defined in terms of the meter. In the U.S. the definition of the foot as exactly 30.48 cm took effect in 1959. See also inch, International System of Units, yard.

End part of the leg, consisting of the heel, arch, and toes, on which a person stands. Its major function is locomotion. The human foot cannot grasp and is adapted for running and striding (a step unique to humans that can cover great distances with minimal energy expenditure). Its arched structure helps it support the body's weight. See also podiatry.

In measurement, any of numerous lineal measures (commonly 9.8-13.4 in., or 25-34 cm) based on the length of the human foot and used exclusively in English-speaking countries. In most countries and in all scientific applications, the foot (with its multiples and subdivisions) has been superseded by the meter. In a few countries the foot was retained, but it eventually (by 1893 in the U.S.) became defined in terms of the meter. In the U.S. the definition of the foot as exactly 30.48 cm took effect in 1959. See also inch, International System of Units, yard.

End part of the leg, consisting of the heel, arch, and toes, on which a person stands. Its major function is locomotion. The human foot cannot grasp and is adapted for running and striding (a step unique to humans that can cover great distances with minimal energy expenditure). Its arched structure helps it support the body's weight. See also podiatry.

foot at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

283 Moby Thesaurus words for "foot":
Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, add, amble, ambulate,
amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, ankle, antispast, arch,
arsis, bacchius, ball the jack, barge, barrel, base, baseboard,
basement, beat, boltrope, boom, bowl along, breeze, breeze along,
brush, bundle, cadence, caesura, canvas, cast, catalexis, chassis,
chloriamb, chloriambus, circumambulate, clew, clip, clog, cloth,
clubfoot, clump, colon, counterpoint, cretic, cringle,
crowd of sail, cut along, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, dado, dance,
diaeresis, digit, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, dog, drag, drift,
earing, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis,
epitrite, extremity, feminine caesura, fetlock, figure, fleet,
flit, float, flounce, fly, fly low, foot it, footing, footslog,
fore-and-aft sail, forefoot, forepaw, foundation, fox-trot, frame,
gather way, ghost, glide, go fast, halt, harefoot, head, heel,
heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody,
highball, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof, hoof it, hop, iamb,
iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, instep, ionic, jaywalk, jingle,
jog, jog on, jolt, jump, keel, leech, leg, leg it, lilt, limp,
luff, lumber, lunge, lurch, make headway, make knots,
make sternway, make way, masculine caesura, measure, meter,
metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit,
metron, mince, molossus, mopboard, mora, movement, muslin, nadir,
nip, numbers, outstrip the wind, pace, pad, paddle, paeon, pastern,
patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pedestrianize, peg, pentameter,
pentapody, perambulate, period, peripateticate, pes, piaffe,
piaffer, pied, plain sail, plod, plow the deep, pour it on, prance,
press of sail, proceleusmatic, pug, pyrrhic, quantity, rack, rag,
reduced sail, reef point, reefed sail, rhythm, ride, ride the sea,
rip, roll, run, sail, sashay, saunter, scorch, scud, scuff,
scuffle, scuttle, shake, shamble, shimmy, shoemold, shoot, shuffle,
shuffle along, sidle, single-foot, sizzle, skim, skip, slink, slip,
slither, slog, slouch, sole, speed, splayfoot, spondee,
sprung rhythm, square sail, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stomp,
storm along, straddle, straggle, stress, stride, stroll, strut,
stump, stump it, sum, summate, swagger, sweep, swing, syzygy,
tap-dance, tear, tear along, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme,
thesis, thunder along, tittup, toddle, toe, tootsy, tot, total,
tote, totter, traipse, tread, tribrach, trimeter, trip, tripody,
triseme, trochee, trotter, trudge, ungula, waddle, wainscot, walk,
walk the waters, waltz, wamble, whisk, whiz, wiggle, wobble, zing,
zip, zoom

foot at French => English Of Explained:

foot [fɔo]
football, soccer

foot at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
(plural feet )

part of body

1 [C] the lowest part of the leg, below the ankle, on which a person or an animal stands:
My feet are aching. * to get / rise to your feet (= stand up) * I've been on my feet (= standing or walking around) all day. * We came on foot (= we walked). * Come on lads-on your feet and do some work! * walking around the house in bare feet (= not wearing shoes or socks) * Daniel was shifting anxiously from foot to foot. * a foot brake / pump (= operated using your foot, not your hand) * a foot passenger (= one who travels on a ferry without a car) * a foot soldier (= one without a vehicle or horse)


2 (in adjectives and adverbs) having or using the type or number of foot/feet mentioned:
bare-footed * four-footed * a left-footed shot into the corner
part of sock
3 [C, usually sing.] the part of a sock, STOCKING, etc. that covers the foot
base / bottom
4 [sing.] the ~ of sth the lowest part of sth; the base or bottom of sth:
the foot of the stairs / page / mountain * The nurse hung a chart at the foot of the bed (= the part of the bed where your feet normally are when you are lying in it).
5 (plural feet or foot) (abbreviation ft) a unit for measuring length equal to 12 INCHES or 30.48 CENTIMETRES:
a 6-foot high wall * We're flying at 35 000 feet. * 'How tall are you?' 'Five foot nine' (= five feet and nine inches).
6 (in compound nouns) a person or thing that is a particular number of feet tall or long:
His boat is an eighteen-footer. * Both my brothers are six-footers.
in poetry
7 [sing.] (technical) a unit of rhythm in a line of poetry containing one stressed syllable and one or more syllables without stress. Each of the four divisions in the following line is a foot:
For men / may come / and men / may go.
be rushed / run off your feet to be extremely busy; to have too many things to do:
Weekdays are slow in the restaurant, but at weekends the staff are rushed off their feet.
fall / land on your feet to be lucky in finding yourself in a good situation, or in getting out of a difficult situation:
You landed on your feet, getting such a well-paid job with so little experience. * Jim's always getting himself in trouble, but he usually seems to fall on his feet.
get / have a / your foot in the door to manage to enter an organization, a field of business, etc. that could bring you success:
I always wanted to work in TV but it took me two years to get a foot in the door.
get / start off on the right / wrong foot (with sb) (informal) to start a relationship well/badly:
I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss.
have feet of clay to have a fault or weakness in your character:
When the actor was imprisoned for drug offences, his fans were upset to find that their hero had feet of clay.
have / keep your feet on the ground to have a sensible and realistic attitude to life:
In spite of his overnight stardom he still manages to keep his feet on the ground.
have / keep a foot in both camps to be involved in or connected with two different or opposing groups
have one foot in the grave (informal) to be so old or ill that you are not likely to live much longer foot! (informal, humorous) a strong way of saying that you disagree completely with what has just been said:
'Ian can't come because he's tired.' 'Tired my foot! Lazy more like!'
on your feet completely well or in a normal state again after an illness or a time of trouble:
Sue's back on her feet again after her operation. * The new chairman hopes to get the company back on its feet within six months.
put your best foot forward to make a great effort to do sth, especially if it is difficult or you are feeling tired
put your feet up to sit down and relax, especially with your feet raised and supported:
After a hard day's work, it's nice to get home and put your feet up.
put your foot down
1 to be very strict in opposing what sb wishes to do:
You've got to put your foot down and make him stop seeing her.
2 (BrE) to drive faster:
She put her foot down and roared past them.
put your foot in it (BrE) (also put your foot in your mouth AmE, BrE) to say or do sth that upsets, offends or embarrasses sb:
I really put my foot in it with Ella-I didn't know she'd split up with Tom.
put a foot wrong (usually used in negative sentences) to make a mistake:
In the last two games he has hardly put a foot wrong.
set foot in / on sth to enter or visit a place:
the first man to set foot on the moon * I vowed never to set foot in the place again.
set sb/sth on their / its feet to make sb/sth independent or successful:
His business sense helped set the club on its feet again.
stand on your own (two) feet to be independent and able to take care of yourself:
When his parents died he had to learn to stand on his own two feet.
under your feet in the way; stopping you from working, etc:
I don't want you kids under my feet while I'm cooking.
more at BOOT n., COLD adj., DRAG v., FIND v., GRASS n., GROUND n., HAND n., HEAD n., ITCHY, LEFT adj., PATTER n., PULL v., SHOE n., SHOOT v., SIT, STOCKING, SWEEP v., THINK v., VOTE v., WAIT v., WALK v., WEIGHT n., WORLD
foot the bill (informal) to be responsible for paying the cost of sth:
Once again it will be the taxpayer who has to foot the bill. * Who will be footing the bill for the party?

FOOT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

FOOT. A measure of length, containing one-third of a yard, or twelve inches.
See Ell. Figuratively, it signifies the conclusion, the end; as, the foot of
the fine, the foot of the account.

Foot at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Foot \Foot\ (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot,
pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG.
fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth.
f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step,
pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way.
[root]77, 250. Cf. {Antipodes}, {Cap-a-pie}, {Expedient},
{Fet} to fetch, {Fetlock}, {Fetter}, {Pawn} a piece in chess,
1. (Anat.) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal;
esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an
animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See
{Manus}, and {Pes}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It
is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body,
often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See
Illust. of {Buccinum}.

3. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as,
the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.

4. The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as
of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or
series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with
inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the
procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed.

And now at foot Of heaven's ascent they lift their
feet. --Milton.

5. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the

Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason.

6. Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the
singular. [R.]

As to his being on the foot of a servant. --Walpole.

7. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third
of a yard. See {Yard}.

Note: This measure is supposed to be taken from the length of
a man's foot. It differs in length in different
countries. In the United States and in England it is
304.8 millimeters.

8. (Mil.) Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry,
usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the
cavalry. ``Both horse and foot.'' --Milton.

9. (Pros.) A combination of syllables consisting a metrical
element of a verse, the syllables being formerly
distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern
poetry by the accent.

10. (Naut.) The lower edge of a sail.

Note: Foot is often used adjectively, signifying of or
pertaining to a foot or the feet, or to the base or
lower part. It is also much used as the first of

{Foot artillery}. (Mil.)
(a) Artillery soldiers serving in foot.
(b) Heavy artillery. --Farrow.

{Foot bank} (Fort.), a raised way within a parapet.

{Foot barracks} (Mil.), barracks for infantery.

{Foot bellows}, a bellows worked by a treadle. --Knight.

{Foot company} (Mil.), a company of infantry. --Milton.

{Foot gear}, covering for the feet, as stocking, shoes, or

{Foot hammer} (Mach.), a small tilt hammer moved by a

{Foot iron}.
(a) The step of a carriage.
(b) A fetter.

{Foot jaw}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Maxilliped}.

{Foot key} (Mus.), an organ pedal.

{Foot level} (Gunnery), a form of level used in giving any
proposed angle of elevation to a piece of ordnance.

{Foot mantle}, a long garment to protect the dress in riding;
a riding skirt. [Obs.]

{Foot page}, an errand boy; an attendant. [Obs.]

{Foot passenger}, one who passes on foot, as over a road or

{Foot pavement}, a paved way for foot passengers; a footway;
a trottoir.

{Foot poet}, an inferior poet; a poetaster. [R.] --Dryden.

{Foot post}.
(a) A letter carrier who travels on foot.
(b) A mail delivery by means of such carriers.

{Fot pound}, & {Foot poundal}. (Mech.) See {Foot pound} and
{Foot poundal}, in the Vocabulary.

{Foot press} (Mach.), a cutting, embossing, or printing
press, moved by a treadle.

{Foot race}, a race run by persons on foot. --Cowper.

{Foot rail}, a railroad rail, with a wide flat flange on the
lower side.

{Foot rot}, an ulcer in the feet of sheep; claw sickness.

{Foot rule}, a rule or measure twelve inches long.

{Foot screw}, an adjusting screw which forms a foot, and
serves to give a machine or table a level standing on an
uneven place.

{Foot secretion}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Sclerobase}.

{Foot soldier}, a soldier who serves on foot.

{Foot stick} (Printing), a beveled piece of furniture placed
against the foot of the page, to hold the type in place.

{Foot stove}, a small box, with an iron pan, to hold hot
coals for warming the feet.

{Foot tubercle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Parapodium}.

{Foot valve} (Steam Engine), the valve that opens to the air
pump from the condenser.

{Foot vise}, a kind of vise the jaws of which are operated by
a treadle.

{Foot waling} (Naut.), the inside planks or lining of a
vessel over the floor timbers. --Totten.

{Foot wall} (Mining), the under wall of an inclosed vein.

{By foot}, or {On foot}, by walking; as, to pass a stream on

{Cubic foot}. See under {Cubic}.

{Foot and mouth disease}, a contagious disease (Eczema
epizo["o]tica) of cattle, sheep, swine, etc.,
characterized by the formation of vesicles and ulcers in
the mouth and about the hoofs.

{Foot of the fine} (Law), the concluding portion of an
acknowledgment in court by which, formerly, the title of
land was conveyed. See {Fine of land}, under {Fine}, n.;
also {Chirograph}. (b).

{Square foot}. See under {Square}.

{To be on foot}, to be in motion, action, or process of

{To keep the foot} (Script.), to preserve decorum. ``Keep thy
foot when thou goest to the house of God.'' --Eccl. v. 1.

{To put one's foot down}, to take a resolute stand; to be
determined. [Colloq.]

{To put the best foot foremost}, to make a good appearance;
to do one's best. [Colloq.]

{To set on foot}, to put in motion; to originate; as, to set
on foot a subscription.

{To} {put, or set}, {one on his feet}, to put one in a
position to go on; to assist to start.

{Under foot}.
(a) Under the feet; (Fig.) at one's mercy; as, to trample
under foot. --Gibbon.
(b) Below par. [Obs.] ``They would be forced to sell . .
. far under foot.'' --Bacon.

Foot \Foot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Footed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.

2. To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly. --Shak.

Foot \Foot\, v. t.
1. To kick with the foot; to spurn. --Shak.

2. To set on foot; to establish; to land. [Obs.]

What confederacy have you with the traitors Late
footed in the kingdom? --Shak.

3. To tread; as, to foot the green. --Tickell.

4. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with
up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.

5. The size or strike with the talon. [Poet.] --Shak.

6. To renew the foot of, as of stocking. --Shak.

{To foot a bill}, to pay it. [Colloq.] -- {To foot it}, to
walk; also, to dance.

foot at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a
yard; "he is six feet tall" [syn: {ft}]
2: the foot of a human being; "his bare feet projected from his
trousers"; "armored from head to foot" [syn: {human foot},
3: the lower part of anything; "curled up on the foot of the
bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the
foot of the mountain" [ant: {head}]
4: travel by foot; "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of
5: a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being [syn: {animal
6: a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the
chair was on the carpet"
7: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of
solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower" [syn: {foundation},
{base}, {fundament}, {groundwork}, {substructure}, {understructure}]
8: any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in
invertebrates [syn: {invertebrate foot}]
9: an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;
"there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed
foot" [syn: {infantry}]
10: a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides
as a passenger
11: a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic
rhythm [syn: {metrical foot}, {metrical unit}]
[also: {feet} (pl)]

v 1: pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of
high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" [syn: {pick}]
2: walk; "let's hoof it to the disco" [syn: {leg it}, {hoof}, {hoof
3: add a column of numbers [syn: {foot up}]
[also: {feet} (pl)]

foot at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Foot|Fööt


Category: Image - :Male Right Foot 1.jpg|thumb|A human foot.
Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » fot|fōt|foot|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » fōts||foot|lang=gem-pro (compare West Frisian Inter: term » foet|lang=fy, Dutch Inter: term » voet|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Fuß|lang=de, Danish Inter: term » fod|lang=da), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » pṓds|lang=ine-pro (compare Hittite Inter: term » |pata|lang=hit, Latin Inter: term » pes|pēs, pedis|lang=la, Tocharian Category: w - :Tocharian A|A Inter: term » pe|lang=xto, Category: w - :Tocharian B|B Inter: term » paiyye|lang=txb, Lithuanian Inter: term » pada|pāda|sole (foot)|lang=lt, Russian Inter: term » под|tr=pod||ground|sc=Cyrl|lang=ru, Ancient Greek Inter: term » πούς|πούς, ποδός|tr=poús, podós|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, Albanian Inter: term » shputë||palm, foot sole|lang=sq, Armenian Inter: term » ոտն||tr=otn|lang=xcl, Sanskrit Inter: term » sc=Deva|पद्|tr=pád|lang=sa).


* Inter: enPR » fo͝ot, Inter: IPA » /fʊt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fUt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-foot.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-foot.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » ʊt


    Inter: en-noun » feet

  • Inter: countabl » e A biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg. Inter: jump » body part|t
    1. : A spider has eight feet.
    2. Inter: countable » anatomy Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. Inter: jump » human body part|t
    3. : Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.
    4. Inter: uncountable » often used attributively Travel by walking. Inter: jump » walking
    5. : We went there by foot because we could not afford a taxi.
    6. : There is a lot of foot traffic on this street.
    7. Inter: countabl » e The base or bottom of anything. Inter: jump » base|t
    8. : Ill meet you at the foot of the stairs''.
    9. Inter: countabl » e The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
    10. : We came and stood at the foot of the bed.
    11. Inter: countabl » e The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. Inter: jump » end of a table|co
    12. : The host should sit at the foot of the table.
    13. Inter: countabl » e A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. Inter: jump » support|t
    14. : The feet of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floor.
    15. Inter: countabl » e A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. Inter: jump » unit of length|u|co
    16. : The flag pole at the local high school is about 20 feet high.
    17. Inter: military » pluralonly Foot soldiers; infantry. Inter: jump » infantry|co
    18. : King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.
    19. Inter: countable » cigars The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
    20. Inter: countable » sewing The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
    21. Inter: countable » printing The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. Inter: jump » bottom of a page|co
    22. Inter: countable » prosody The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. Inter: jump » measure of rhythm|t
    23. Inter: countable » phonology The parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads.
    24. Inter: countable » nautical The bottom edge of a sail. Inter: jump » bottom edge of a sail|co|t
    25. : To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sail.
    26. Inter: countable » billiards The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
    27. Inter: countable » botany In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
    28. Inter: RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V » 4
    29. : (b) sporophyte with foot reduced, the entire sporophyte enveloped by the calyptra, which is ± stipitate at the base.
    30. Inter: countable » malacology The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
    31. Inter: countable » molecular biology The globular lower domain of a protein. Inter: jump » molecular domain|co
    32. Inter: countable » geometry The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.
      Usage notes
      * Inter: jump » u|unit of length The ordinary plural of the unit of measurement is Inter: term » feet, but in many contexts, Inter: term » |foot itself may be used ("he is six foot two"). This is a reflex of the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) genitive plural.Rich Alderson, “Why do we say ‘30 years old’, but ‘a 30-year-old man’?”,[ ] in Mark Israel, the alt.usage.english FAQ.

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top4 » Terms derived from the noun foot

  • a closed mouth gathers no feet
  • afoot
  • acre-foot
  • athlete's foot
  • best foot
  • Bigfoot
  • board foot
  • clubfoot
  • cubic foot
  • footage
  • football
  • footboard
  • footboy
  • foot brake
  • footbridge
  • footcandle

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • footfall
    • foot fault
    • footgear
    • foothill
    • foothold
    • footing
    • foot-in-mouth disease
    • foot iron
    • foot landraker
    • footlights
    • foot line
    • footlocker
    • footloose
    • foot louse
    • footly
    • footman
    • foot-mouth

    Inter: rel-mid » 4
  • footnote
  • footpad
  • footpath
  • foot-pound
  • foot post
  • footprint
  • foot pump
  • footrest
  • footrope
  • footsie
  • footsie-wootsies
  • foot soldier
  • footsore
  • footstep
  • footstone
  • footstool
  • foot warmer
  • footwear

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • foot-well
    • footwork
    • footworn
    • four foot
    • get one's foot in the door
    • immersion foot
    • itchy feet
    • put one's foot in one's mouth
    • rabbit's foot
    • roman foot
    • shoot oneself in the foot
    • six foot
    • square foot
    • start off on the wrong foot
    • trench foot
    • wrongfoot

    Inter: rel-botto » m
  • See also feet#Derived terms

    Coordinate terms

    * Inter: jump » co|unit of length|t inch, yard, mile
    • Inter: jump » co|end of a table head, sides
    • Inter: jump » co|bottom of a page head, body
    • Inter: jump » co|bottom edge of a sail|t head, leech, luff
    • Inter: jump » co|molecular domain head, cleft, neck
    • Inter: jump » co|infantry horse


      Inter: trans-top » part of animal’s body {{jump|t|body part}}
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|poot
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|këmbë|f
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|قدم|f|tr=qádam|sc=Arab
    • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: qualifier » rarely Inter: tø » arz|قدم|f|tr=ʔadam or qadam|sc=Arab, Inter: qualifier » usually Inter: tø » arz|رجل|f|tr=regl or qadam|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ոտք|tr=otk’
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|ayaq
    • Bakhtiari: Inter: tø » bqi|پا|tr=pâ|sc=fa-Arab
    • Baluchi: Inter: tø » bal|پاد|tr=pád
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|фут|f|tr=fut|sc=Cyrl
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|ফুট|tr=phuṭa|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|ফুট|tr=phuṭa|sc=Beng
    • Breton: Inter: t- » br|pav|m, pavioù / pivier {{p}}
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|крак|f|tr=krak|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|pota|m
    • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|kujtu
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|腳|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|脚|tr=jiǎo|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|足|tr=zú|sc=Hani
    • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|ayaq
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|noha|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|fod|c, Inter: t- » da|fødder|p
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|poot|m, Inter: t+ » nl|pootje|n
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|jalg, Inter: t- » et|jäse, Inter: t- » et|koib
    • Ewe: Inter: tø » ee|afɔ
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|fótur|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|käpälä, Inter: t+ » fi|jalka, Inter: t+ » fi|tassu, Inter: t+ » fi|kavio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|patte|f
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|pata|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Pfote|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|οπλή|tr=oplé|f, Inter: t+ » el|πόδι|tr=pódi|n
    • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|pye
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|láb
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|fæti|f
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|kaki
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|cos|f, Inter: t- » ga|cosa|p
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|zampa|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|足|tr=ashi|sc=Jpan
    • Kannada: Inter: t+ » kn|ಅಡಿ|tr=aḍi|sc=Knda
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|발|tr=bal|sc=Kore

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lao: Inter: t+ » lo|ຕີນ|tr=tin|sc=Laoo
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|pes|m|alt=pēs
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|pēda|f
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|pėdutės|p
  • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Patt|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|стапало|n|tr=stápalo|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|нога|f|tr=nóga|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|нога|f|tr=noga|sc=Cyrl
  • Malay: Inter: t+ » ms|kaki
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|sieq|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|pote Inter: t- » no|labb
  • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|pauta|f
  • Old Portuguese: Inter: tø » roa-ptg|pee
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|پا|tr=pâ|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stopa|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|pata|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нога|f|tr=nogá
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|fit
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cas|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|стопало|n|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|нога|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|stopalo|n, Inter: t- » sh|noga|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t+ » sk|noha|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pata|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|mgu
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fot|c, Inter: t+ » sv|hov|c, Inter: t+ » sv|klöv|c, Inter: t+ » sv|tass|c
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|paa
  • Talysh:
  • : Asalemi: Inter: tø » tly|پا|tr=pâ|sc=fa-Arab
  • Tocharian A: Inter: tø » xto|pe
  • Tocharian B: Inter: tø » txb|paiyye
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t+ » tpi|lek, Inter: t+ » tpi|fut
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ayak
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|фут|f|tr=fut|sc=Cyrl
  • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|to'lamoq
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|chân
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|droed
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|פֿיס|n|tr=fis|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » part of human body {{jump|t|human body part}}
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|voet
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|këmbë|f
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|رجل|f|tr=rijl|alt=رِجْلٌ|sc=Arab, Inter: t+ » ar|قدم|f|tr=qádam|alt=قَدَمٌ|sc=Arab
    • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: qualifier » rarely Inter: tø » arz|قدم|f|tr=ʔadam or qadam|sc=Arab, Inter: qualifier » usually Inter: tø » arz|رجل|f|tr=regl or qadam|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ոտք|tr=otk’
    • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|cicior
    • Asturian: Inter: t+ » ast|pie|m
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|ayaq
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|oin
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|нага|f|tr=nahá|sc=Cyrl
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|troad|m, treid {{p}}
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стъпало|m|tr=stǎpálo
    • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ခြေ|tr=che|sc=Mymr
    • Campidanese Sardinian: pei {{m}}
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|peu|m
    • Central Atlas Tamazight: Inter: tø » tzm|ⴰⴹⴰⵕ|m|tr=aḍaṛ
    • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|kujtu
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|腳|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|脚|tr=jiǎo|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|足|tr=zú|sc=Hani
    • Cia-Cia: Inter: tø » cia|까께
    • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|ayaq
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|noha|f
    • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|pi|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|fod|c, Inter: t- » da|fødder|p
    • Darkinjung: Inter: tø » aus-dar|dhunna
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|voet|m
    • Erzya: Inter: tø » myv|пильге|tr=pilge
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|piedo
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|jalg
    • Ewe: Inter: tø » ee|afɔ
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|fótur|m
    • Fijian: Inter: t+ » fj|yava
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|jalka, Inter: t+ » fi|jalkaterä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pied|m
    • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|pît
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|pé|m
    • Gamilaraay: thina
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Fuß|m, Inter: t+ » de|Fuss|m Inter: qualifier » Switzerland

  • Gothic: {{tø|got|
  • Foot at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » foot


    Alternative forms

    * Foote

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: surname » lang=en

  • German Low German


    Inter: nds-de-noun » m|pl1=Fööt|pl2=Feut
  • foot (anatomy)


    * Football
    • Footballspääl
    • Footballspäler
    • Footballspälerin
    • Footballspälersch
    • Footballspälersche
    • Footballspeel
    • Footballspeler
    • Footballspelerin
    • Footballspelersch
    • Footballspelersche
    • Footballspill
    • Footbodden
    • Footgänger
    • Footgängerin
    • Footgängersch
    • Footgängersche
    • Footgängerzoon
    • Footpadd
    • Footstieg
    • Footweg


      * enen op den Fööt pedden
    • Dat hett Hand un Foot
    • Klei di an de Fööt!
    • Klei mi an de Fööt!

      See also

      * Been
    • Dumen
    • Duum
    • Finger
    • Hand
    • Kopp
    • Kupp
    • Lief
    • Tehn
    • Teuhn
    • Tohn
    • Töhn

      See also

      * Dutch Low Saxon: Inter: l » nds-nl|voot


      * Inter: R:SASS- » 6

    Translation: id » Foot
    Translation: it » Foot
    Translation: kl » Foot
    Translation: kn » Foot
    Translation: ru » Foot
    Translation: te » Foot
    Translation: tr » Foot
    Translation: zh » Foot

  • Fööt at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » foot|Foot

    German Low German


    Inter: head » nds-de
  • Inter: plural of » Foot|lang=nds-de