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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)

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.

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."