Other forms: feet; footing; footed; foots

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.

Definitions of foot
  1. noun
    the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
    synonyms: animal foot
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    fossorial foot
    foot adapted for digging as in moles
    the foot of an ungulate mammal
    bird's foot
    the foot of a bird
    a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
    foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
    a front foot of a quadruped
    a rear foot of a quadruped
    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)
    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
    front paw; analogous to the human hand
    type of:
    pedal extremity, vertebrate foot
    the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
  2. noun
    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
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    flatfoot, pes planus, splayfoot
    a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
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    pedal extremity, vertebrate foot
    the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
  3. noun
    any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
    synonyms: invertebrate foot
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    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
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    a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  4. noun
    travel by walking
    “he followed on foot
    “the swiftest of foot
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    the act of walking somewhere
  5. noun
    a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
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    intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent
    a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
  6. noun
    an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
    “there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot
    synonyms: infantry
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    infantry trained and equipped to parachute
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    army unit
    a military unit that is part of an army
  7. verb
    synonyms: hoof, hoof it, leg it
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    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  8. noun
    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”
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    the top of something
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    the lowest part of anything
  9. noun
    lowest support of a structure
    “he stood at the foot of the tower”
    synonyms: base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure
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    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
    a bed supporting a road
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    supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
  10. noun
    a support resembling a pedal extremity
    “one foot of the chair was on the carpet”
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    any device that bears the weight of another thing
  11. noun
    a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    “he is six feet tall”
    synonyms: ft
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    linear measure, linear unit
    a unit of measurement of length
  12. noun
    (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
    synonyms: metrical foot, metrical unit
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    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
    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
    a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
    a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
    dibrach, pyrrhic
    a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
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    beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre
    (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  13. verb
    pay for something
    foot the bill”
    synonyms: pick
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    type of:
    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  14. verb
    add a column of numbers
    synonyms: foot up
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    type of:
    add, add together
    make an addition by combining numbers




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