Meaning of FOOT in English


noun the lower edge of a sail.

2. foot ·vt the size or strike with the talon.

3. foot ·vt to renew the foot of, as of stocking.

4. foot ·vt to tread; as, to foot the green.

5. foot ·vt to kick with the foot; to spurn.

6. foot ·vi to walk;

— opposed to ride or fly.

7. foot ·noun fundamental principle; basis; plan;

— used only in the singular.

8. foot ·noun recognized condition; rank; footing;

— used only in the singular.

9. foot ·vt to set on foot; to establish; to land.

10. foot ·noun a measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. ·see yard.

11. foot ·noun that which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.

12. foot ·noun soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.

13. foot ·vt to sum up, as the numbers in a column;

— sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.

14. foot ·vi to tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.

15. foot ·noun 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.

xvi. foot ·noun 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.

xvii. foot ·noun 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. ·see ·illust. of buccinum.

xviii. foot ·noun 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, ·esp. 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.

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