toe

Your toes are to your feet what your fingers are to your hands. They're the five digits you have on each foot.

Tetrapod, or four-limbed animals, have toes on their feet. The way those toes are used distinguishes these animals from each other. Some, like dogs, are digitigrade, walking on their toes. Humans are plantigrade, meaning we walk with our toes flat against the ground, our weight on the soles of our feet. You can also use toe to mean the front of your shoe, or as a verb meaning "to touch with one's foot."

Definitions of toe
  1. noun
    one of the digits of the foot
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    types:
    big toe, great toe, hallux
    the first largest innermost toe
    hammertoe
    a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch
    little toe
    the fifth smallest outermost toe
    type of:
    dactyl, digit
    a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
    extremity
    that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso
  2. noun
    forepart of a hoof
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    type of:
    body part
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
  3. noun
    the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes
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    type of:
    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  4. verb
    touch with the toe
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    type of:
    touch
    make physical contact with, come in contact with
  5. verb
    walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction
    “She toes inwards”
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    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  6. noun
    (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft
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    type of:
    part, portion
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
  7. verb
    drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club
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    type of:
    hit
    cause to move by striking
  8. verb
    hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club
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    type of:
    hit
    cause to move by striking
  9. verb
    drive obliquely
    toe a nail”
    synonyms: toenail
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    type of:
    drive, force, ram
    force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
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