Definition of Foot

1. Noun. The part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint. "Armored from head to foot"

2. Verb. Pay for something. "Foot the bill"
Exact synonyms: Pick
Generic synonyms: Pay

3. Noun. A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard. "He is six feet tall"
Exact synonyms: Ft
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: In, Inch
Group relationships: Pace, Yard

4. Verb. Walk. "The children foot to the playground"; "Let's hoof it to the disco"
Exact synonyms: Hoof, Hoof It, Leg It
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Footer

5. Noun. The lower part of anything. "The foot of the mountain"
Generic synonyms: Bottom
Antonyms: Head

6. Verb. Add a column of numbers.
Exact synonyms: Foot Up
Category relationships: Arithmetic
Generic synonyms: Add, Add Together

7. Noun. The pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings.
Exact synonyms: Animal Foot
Specialized synonyms: Fossorial Foot, Hoof, Bird's Foot, Webfoot, Trotter, Forefoot, Hindfoot, Paw
Generic synonyms: Pedal Extremity, Vertebrate Foot

8. Noun. Lowest support of a structure. "He stood at the foot of the tower"
Exact synonyms: Base, Foundation, Fundament, Groundwork, Substructure, Understructure
Specialized synonyms: Bed, Raft Foundation
Group relationships: Construction, Structure
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Basal

9. Noun. Any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates.
Exact synonyms: Invertebrate Foot
Group relationships: Invertebrate
Specialized synonyms: Tube Foot
Generic synonyms: Organ

10. Noun. Travel by walking. "The swiftest of foot"
Generic synonyms: Walk

11. Noun. A member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger.

12. Noun. An army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot. "There came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
Exact synonyms: Infantry
Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Paratroops

13. Noun. (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm.
Exact synonyms: Metrical Foot, Metrical Unit
Category relationships: Metrics, Prosody
Generic synonyms: Beat, Cadence, Measure, Meter, Metre
Specialized synonyms: Dactyl, Iamb, Iambus, Anapaest, Anapest, Amphibrach, Trochee, Spondee, Dibrach, Pyrrhic

14. Noun. A support resembling a pedal extremity. "One foot of the chair was on the carpet"
Group relationships: Leg
Generic synonyms: Support

Definition of Foot

1. n. 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. v. i. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.

3. v. t. To kick with the foot; to spurn.

Definition of Foot

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. 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. (jump body part t) ¹

3. Noun. (countable anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. (jump human body part t) ¹

4. Noun. (uncountable often used attributively) Travel by walking. (jump walking) ¹

5. Noun. The base or bottom of anything. (jump base t) ¹

6. Noun. The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest. ¹

7. Noun. The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. (jump end of a table co) ¹

8. Noun. A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. (jump support t) ¹

9. Noun. A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. (jump unit of length u co) ¹

10. Noun. (military pluralonly) Foot soldiers; infantry. (jump infantry co) ¹

11. Noun. (countable cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting. ¹

12. Noun. (countable sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward. ¹

13. Noun. (countable printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. (jump bottom of a page co) ¹

14. Noun. (countable prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. (jump measure of rhythm t) ¹

15. Noun. (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. ¹

16. Noun. (countable nautical) The bottom edge of a sail. (jump bottom edge of a sail co t) ¹

17. Noun. (countable billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked. ¹

18. Noun. (countable botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant. ¹

19. Noun. (countable malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface. ¹

20. Noun. (countable molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein. (jump molecular domain co) ¹

21. Noun. (countable geometry) The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball). ¹

23. Verb. (transitive) To pay (a bill). ¹

24. Verb. (linguistics transitive) To parse into metrical feet. ¹

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Definition of Foot

1. the terminal part of the leg on which the body stands and moves [n FEET] / to walk [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: walk

Medical Definition of Foot

1. 1. The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; especially, 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. 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. 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, especially. 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 singular. " Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason." (Berkeley) 6. Recognised condition; rank; footing; used only in the singular. " 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. 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 millimetres. 8. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry. "Both horse and foot." 9. 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. The lower edge of a sail. 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 compounds. By foot, or On foot, by walking; as, to pass a stream on foot. Cubic foot. See Cubic. Foot and mouth disease, a contagious disease (Eczema epizootica) of cattle, sheep, swine, etc, characterised by the formation of vesicles and ulcers in the mouth and about the hoofs. Foot of the fine, to preserve decorum. "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God." To put one's foot down, to take a resolute stand; to be determined. To put the best foot foremost, to make a good appearance; to do one's best) at one's mercy; as, to trample under foot. Below par. "They would be forced to sell . . . Far under foot." Origin: OE. Fot, foot, pl. Feet. AS. Ft, pl. Ft; akin to D. Voet, OHG. Fuoz, G. Fuss, Icel. Fir, Sw. Fot, Dan. Fod, Goth. Ftus, L. Pes, Gr, Skr. Pad, Icel. Fet step, pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way. 77. Cf. Antipodes, Cap-a-pie, Expedient, Fet to fetch, Fetlock, Fetter, Pawn a piece in chess, Pedal. (31 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Foot

fools' errands
fools around
fools rush in where angels fear to tread
foot (current term)
foot-and-mouth disease
foot-and-mouth disease virus
foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccines
foot-in-mouth disease
foot-pound-second system

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