foot has definitions from the fields of transportation,zoology,anatomy,prosody,verse,writing,military,mathematics
[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the foot of a human being


pes human_foot


"his bare feet projected from his trousers" "armored from head to foot"

Used in print

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

And still another witness , one who had crawled out from under a heap of corpses , had_to tell how the victims had been forced to lay themselves head to foot one on top of the other before being shot .

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

Goulding leaped to his feet and started forward , `` Garryowen '' ! on his lips , his men following .

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

I was careful to keep my feet , the seat of the least worthy spirits , from pointing at anyone 's head , where the worthiest spirits reside .

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

I have no picture in my mind of the garden as_a_whole - that I could not see - but certain aspects of certain corners linger in the memory : wind-blown , frost-bitten , white chrysanthemums beneath a window , with their brittle brown leaves and their sharp scent of November ; ripe pears lying in long grass , to be turned_over by a dusty slippered foot , cautiously , lest bees still worked in the ragged , brown edged holes ; hot colored verbenas in the corner between the dining-room wall and the side porch , where we passed on_our_way to the pump with the half gourd tied to it as a cup by my grandmother for our childish pleasure in drinking from it .

The hoofmarks of cattle and the prints of bare feet in the mud or in the dust were as numerous as the traces of shod horses .

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




"he is six feet tall"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Keegan , a 6 - foot - 3 - inch 158 - pounder , gave_up the Orioles ' last two safeties over the final three frames , escaping a load of trouble in the ninth when the Birds threatened but failed to tally .

In the ninth , Robinson led off with his second double of the night , a blast off the fence 375 feet deep into left .

Lumpe worked a walk as the first batter to face Hyde and romped around as Siebern blasted Hyde 's next toss 415 feet over the scoreboard in right center .

Breeding to Adair to Gentile , setting_up Tuttle 's 390 - foot homer over the wall in left center .

The 6 - foot 3 inch Hansen checked_in close_to 200 pounds , 15 pounds lighter than his reporting_weight last spring .

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linear_unit yard chain inch

[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

There were three houses in Salyer_'s_Canyon just at the foot of a low bluff , the road winding along the top , entering above , and_then passing down in_front_of the houses , thence to the Vermejo .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

She put the slipper neatly by its mate at the foot of the bed .

His father would come upstairs and stand self-consciously at the foot of the bed and look_at his son .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

A scant half_mile away Shelley and Mary were doubtless sitting on their diminutive terrace , the air about them scented with stock , and listening to the nightingale who had nested in the big lime_tree at the foot of the garden .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

What did it matter_to him that the park at the foot of Ash_Road stretched beneath elevated trains that roared from the stucco station into the city 's center at half-hour intervals ?

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head bottom

[ noun ] (zoology) a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being



Used in print

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Katie scrambled to her feet , Stevie agilely retaining his seat .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

They could hear the pony 's feet on the dry leaves for_a_while , then the sound faded_out .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

I learned , for_example , that he made a practice of yapping at dogs he encountered and , in winter , of sprinkling salt on the icy pavement to scarify their feet .

[ noun ] lowest support of a structure


"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Used in print

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

I had come prepared to worship at the feet of this classic , and he turned_out to be a rather bitter old_man who smelled of dead cigars .

[ noun ] (zoology) any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

They keep their wings and feet pressed tightly against their bodies , and in_spite_of their often colorful attire you may very well mistake them for lumps of dirt .

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organ tube_foot invertebrate

[ noun ] (transportation) travel by foot


"he followed on foot" "the swiftest of foot"

Used in print

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

Martha_Schuyler , old , slow , careful of foot , came_down the great staircase , dressed in her best lace-drawn black silk , her jeweled shoe buckles held forward .

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[ verb ] pay for something




"pick up the tab" "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages" "foot the bill"

Used in print

(William Gomberg, "Unions and the Anti-Trust Laws"...)

In_addition , disclosures that missile workers were earning sums far in_excess of_what is paid for equivalent work elsewhere provoked his indignation on behalf of the American taxpayer who was footing the bill .

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[ verb ] informal or colloquial synonyms of 'walk' "


hoof hoof_it leg_it

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walk colloquialism pedestrian

[ noun ] (military) an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot




"there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"

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army_unit paratroops military

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

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[ verb ] (mathematics) add a column of numbers



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add arithmetic

[ noun ] (prosody,verse,writing) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27703
[ noun ] a support resembling a pedal extremity


"one foot of the chair was on the carpet"

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support leg