Definition of "foot" []

  • The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking. (noun)
  • A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk. (noun)
  • Something suggestive of a foot in position or function, especially: (noun)
  • The lowest part; the bottom: the foot of a mountain; the foot of a page. (noun)
  • The end opposite the head, top, or front: the foot of a bed; the foot of a parade. (noun)
  • The part of the vertebrate leg below the ankle joint that is in contact with the ground during standing and walking (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The part of a garment that covers a foot (noun)
  • Any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates, including molluscs (noun)
  • The lower part of some plant structures, as of a developing moss sporophyte embedded in the parental tissue (noun)
  • A unit of length equal to one third of a yard or 12 inches. 1 Imperial foot is equivalent to 0.3048 metre (noun)
  • Any of various units of length used at different times and places, typically about 10 per cent greater than the Imperial foot (noun)
  • Any part resembling a foot in form or function (noun)
  • The lower part of something; base; bottom (noun)
  • The end of a series or group (noun)
  • Manner of walking or moving; tread; step (noun)
  • Infantry, esp in the British army (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • A unit used in classifying organ pipes according to their pitch, in terms of the length of an equivalent column of air (noun)
  • This unit applied to stops and registers on other instruments (noun)
  • The margin at the bottom of a page (noun)
  • The undersurface of a piece of type (noun)
  • A group of two or more syllables in which one syllable has the major stress, forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm (noun)
  • To dance to music (esp in the phrase foot it) (verb)
  • To walk over or set foot on; traverse (esp in the phrase foot it) (verb)
  • To pay the entire cost of (esp in the phrase foot the bill) (verb)
  • To add up (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "foot" in a sentence
  • ""'_And thine eye shall not pity_,'" said her father, in a tone of rebuke, "'_but, life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot_.'""
  • "'Follow on by the foot of the wood, and you'll get there in time,' was the reply, at length faintly heard in the distance, and the cart rumbled heavily away again, leaving me just as wise as before; for which was _head_ and which was _foot_ of the wood I knew no more than the child unborn."
  • "And thus the offering ended* the loo poor men were placed to prcM: eeti homeward on foot, and after them the knights* esquires, and gentlemen, on horseback; then Garter principal king of arms; then the principal nnoumerr with the other eight moumers two and two; and then the yeomen on foot» two and two."