Meaning of FOOT in English


I. noun (plural feet; also ~) Etymology: Middle English fot, from Old English fōt; akin to Old High German fuot ~, Latin ped-, pes, Greek pod-, pous Date: before 12th century the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands, an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment, any of various units of length based on the length of the human ~, the basic unit of verse meter consisting of any of various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables, 5. motion or power of walking or running ; step , speed , swiftness , something resembling a ~ in position or use: as, the lower end of the leg of a chair or table, b. the basal portion of the sporophyte in mosses, a specialized outgrowth by which the embryonic sporophyte especially of many bryophytes absorbs nourishment from the gametophyte, a piece on a sewing machine that presses the cloth against the feed, infantry , the lower edge (as of a sail), the lowest part ; bottom , 10. the end that is lower or opposite the head , the part (as of a stocking) that covers the ~, material deposited especially in aging or refining ; dregs, ~lights , II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb dance , to go on ~, to make speed ; move , transitive verb 1. to perform the movements of (a dance), to walk, run, or dance on, over, or through, 2. archaic kick , reject , establish , 4. to add up, to pay or stand credit for , to make or renew the ~ of (as a stocking)

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