foot

Your foot is like your leg's hand, and a foot is twelve inches. When you walk, you go by foot.

Since feet are so important, the word foot has many meanings. The main one is that thing below your ankle — people have feet, and so do many animals. The lower part of a bed is the foot of the bed — the foot of a mountain is also where you would expect it. The lower part of anything could be called a foot. Paying for something is footing the bill, and footing up a column of numbers is adding them up.

Primary Meanings of foot

1.
nv
the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
walk
2.
n
the lower part of anything
3.
n
a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
4.
n
(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
5.
v
pay for something
Full Definitions of foot
1

n the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

Synonyms:
animal foot
Types:
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fossorial foot
foot adapted for digging as in moles
hoof
the foot of an ungulate mammal
bird's foot
the foot of a bird
webfoot
a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
trotter
foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
forefoot
a front foot of a quadruped
hindfoot
a rear foot of a quadruped
paw
a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
cloven foot, cloven hoof
a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
claw
a bird's foot
zygodactyl foot
a bird's foot having the first and fourth toes of each foot directed backward and the second and third forward
heterodactyl foot
a bird's foot having the first and second toes of each foot directed backward and the third and fourth forward
webbed foot
a bird's foot with folds of skin between the toes
lobate foot
a bird's foot having separate toes each with membranous flaps along the sides
horse's foot
the hoof of a horse
forepaw
front paw; analogous to the human hand
Type of:
pedal extremity, vertebrate foot
the extremity of the limb in vertebrates

n the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

“his bare feet projected from his trousers”
“armored from head to foot
Synonyms:
human foot, pes
Types:
flatfoot, pes planus, splayfoot
a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
Type of:
pedal extremity, vertebrate foot
the extremity of the limb in vertebrates

n any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

Synonyms:
invertebrate foot
Types:
tube foot
tentacular tubular process of most echinoderms (starfish and sea urchins and holothurians) having a sucker at the end and used for e.g. locomotion and respiration
Type of:
organ
a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

n travel by walking

“he followed on foot
“the swiftest of foot
Type of:
walk
the act of walking somewhere

n a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger

Type of:
intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent
a person secretly employed in espionage for a government

n an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot

“there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot
Synonyms:
infantry
Types:
paratroops
infantry trained and equipped to parachute
Type of:
army unit
a military unit that is part of an army

v walk

Synonyms:
hoof, hoof it, leg it
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
2

n the lower part of anything

“curled up on the foot of the bed”
“the foot of the page”
“the foot of the list”
“the foot of the mountain”
Antonyms:
head
the top of something
Type of:
bottom
the lowest part of anything

n lowest support of a structure

“he stood at the foot of the tower”
Synonyms:
base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure
Types:
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bed
a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track
raft foundation
a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
railroad bed
a bed on which railroad track is laid
roadbed
a bed supporting a road
Type of:
support
supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

n a support resembling a pedal extremity

“one foot of the chair was on the carpet”
Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing
3

n a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

“he is six feet tall”
Synonyms:
ft
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length
4

n (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

Synonyms:
metrical foot, metrical unit
Types:
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dactyl
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
iamb, iambus
a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
anapaest, anapest
a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
amphibrach
a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
trochee
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
spondee
a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
dibrach, pyrrhic
a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
Type of:
beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
5

v pay for something

foot the bill”
Synonyms:
pick
Type of:
pay
give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

v add a column of numbers

Synonyms:
foot up
Type of:
add, add together
make an addition by combining numbers

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