Definition of Footstool

1. Noun. A low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person.

Exact synonyms: Footrest, Ottoman, Tuffet
Generic synonyms: Stool



Definition of Footstool

1. n. A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.

Definition of Footstool

1. Noun. A low stool for supporting the feet while seated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footstool

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footstool

footsoldiers
footsore
footsoreness
footsorenesses
footstalk
footstalks
footstall
footstalls
footstep
footsteps
footsteps-of-spring
footstock
footstocks
footstone
footstones
footstool (current term)
footstools
footstrike
footstrikes
footsure
footsweep
footsweeps
footswitch
footswitches
footsy
footvolley
footwalk
footwalks
footwall
footwalls

Literary usage of Footstool

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1. Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Epistle to the Hebrews by Albert Barnes (1855)
"13 But to which of the angels said he at any time," Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? a Ps. 110.1. b Ps. 103.21 ; Da. 7. ..."

2. The Works of John Jewel by John Jewel, John Ayre (1845)
"St Augustine's learned handling of this place of the psalm, "Adore ye his footstool, because it is holy," maketh so evidently for this purpose, ..."

3. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1857)
"And St. Paul did well interpret Psal. ex. i. those words of the Prophet, Sit thou on my right hand, until Ii Cor. xv. make thine enemies thy footstool, ..."

4. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Churchby Augustine, John Chrysostom by Augustine, John Chrysostom (1888)
"In another passage of the Scriptures it is said, " The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool." 5 Doth he then bid us worship the earth, ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... he used the altars of the church as a convenient footstool to the throne of the empire. A conclusion so harsh and st> absolute is not, however, ..."

6. The English Reader by Lindley Murray (1830)
"commanded to stand at the footstool of' the calif. I was I was found able to speak upon doubtful questions ; and wag ;the love of praise fastened on my ..."

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