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Foot vs. Feet

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Footnoun

(countable) A biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg. t

‘A spider has eight feet.’;

Feetnoun

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Footnoun

Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. t

‘Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.’;

Feet

See Foot.

Footnoun

Travel by walking. walking

‘We went there by foot because we could not afford a taxi.’; ‘There is a lot of foot traffic on this street.’;

Feetnoun

Fact; performance.

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Footnoun

(countable) The base or bottom of anything. t

‘I'll meet you at the foot of the stairs.’;

Footnoun

(countable) The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.

‘We came and stood at the foot of the bed.’;

Footnoun

(countable) The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. co

‘The host should sit at the foot of the table.’;

Footnoun

(countable) A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. t

‘The feet of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floor.’;

Footnoun

(countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. co

‘The flag pole at the local high school is about 20 feet high.’;

Footnoun

A unit of measure for organ pipes equal to the wavelength of two octaves above middle C, approximately 328 mm.

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Footnoun

Foot soldiers; infantry. co

‘King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.’;

Footnoun

The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.

Footnoun

The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.

Footnoun

The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. co

Footnoun

(printing) The base of a piece of type, forming the sides of the groove.

Footnoun

The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. t

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Footnoun

The parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads.

Footnoun

The bottom edge of a sail. t

‘To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sail.’;

Footnoun

The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.

Footnoun

In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.

Footnoun

The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc or a gastropod by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.

Footnoun

The globular lower domain of a protein. co

Footnoun

The point of intersection of one line with another that is perpendicular to it.

Footnoun

Fundamental principle; basis; plan.

Footnoun

Recognized condition; rank; footing.

Footnoun

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.

Footnoun

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.

Footnoun

That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.

Footnoun

The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain, column, or page; 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; ; the foot of the page.

‘And now at footOf heaven's ascent they lift their feet.’;

Footnoun

Fundamental principle; basis; plan; - used only in the singular.

‘Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason.’;

Footnoun

Recognized condition; rank; footing; - used only in the singular.

‘As to his being on the foot of a servant.’;

Footnoun

A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.

Footnoun

Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.

Footnoun

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.

Footnoun

The lower edge of a sail.

Footverb

To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.

Footverb

To walk; - opposed to ride or fly.

Footverb

To kick with the foot; to spurn.

Footverb

To set on foot; to establish; to land.

‘What confederacy have you with the traitorsLate footed in the kingdom?’;

Footverb

To tread; as, to foot the green.

Footverb

To sum up, as the numbers in a column; - sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.

Footverb

To seize or strike with the talon.

Footverb

To renew the foot of, as of a stocking.

‘If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try, for once, who can foot it farthest.’;

Footnoun

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

‘he is six feet tall’;

Footnoun

the foot of a human being;

‘his bare feet projected from his trousers’; ‘armored from head to foot’;

Footnoun

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’;

Footnoun

travel by foot;

‘he followed on foot’; ‘the swiftest of foot’;

Footnoun

a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being

Footnoun

a support resembling a pedal extremity;

‘one foot of the chair was on the carpet’;

Footnoun

lowest support of a structure;

‘it was built on a base of solid rock’; ‘he stood at the foot of the tower’;

Footnoun

any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

Footnoun

an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;

‘there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot’;

Footnoun

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

Footnoun

a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

Footverb

pay for something;

‘pick up the tab’; ‘pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages’; ‘foot the bill’;

Footverb

walk;

‘let's hoof it to the disco’;

Footverb

add a column of numbers

Footnoun

the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which a person stands or walks.

Footnoun

a corresponding part of the leg in vertebrate animals.

Footnoun

a locomotory or adhesive organ of an invertebrate.

Footnoun

the part of a sock, stocking, etc. that covers the foot.

Footnoun

a person's body below the torso, including the entire leg and the foot.

Footnoun

a person's manner or speed of walking or running

‘fleet of foot’;

Footnoun

infantry; foot soldiers

‘a captain of foot’;

Footnoun

a projecting part on which a piece of furniture or each of its legs stands.

Footnoun

a device on a sewing machine for holding the material steady as it is sewn.

Footnoun

the part by which a petal is attached.

Footnoun

the lower or lowest part of something; the base or bottom

‘complete the form at the foot of the page’; ‘the foot of the stairs’;

Footnoun

the end of a table that is furthest from where the host sits.

Footnoun

the end of a bed, couch, or grave where the occupant's feet normally rest.

Footnoun

the lower edge of a sail.

Footnoun

a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches (30.48 cm)

‘he's about six feet tall’; ‘shallow water no more than a foot deep’;

Footnoun

a unit used in describing a set of organ pipes according to its pitch, the designation being the length of one particular pipe

‘an 8-foot reed stop’;

Footnoun

a unit used in describing a set of harpsichord strings playing at the same pitch as a set of organ pipes of the same designation

‘the 16-foot register’;

Footnoun

a group of syllables constituting a metrical unit. In English poetry it consists of stressed and unstressed syllables, while in ancient classical poetry it consists of long and short syllables.

Footverb

cover a distance, especially a long one, on foot

‘the rider was left to foot it ten or twelve miles back to camp’;

Footverb

dance

‘the dance of fairies, footing it to the cricket's song’;

Foot

The foot (plural: feet) is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion.

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