cloven foot
noun Date: 13th century cloven hoofcloven-footed adjective

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  • cloven foot — or cloven hoof n. a foot divided by a cleft, as in the ox, deer, and sheep: used as a symbol of the Devil, who is usually pictured with such hoofs cloven footed adj. cloven hoofed [klō′vənho͞oft΄] * * * …   Universalium

  • cloven foot — or cloven hoof n. a foot divided by a cleft, as in the ox, deer, and sheep: used as a symbol of the Devil, who is usually pictured with such hoofs cloven footed adj. cloven hoofed [klō′vənho͞oft΄] …   English World dictionary

  • cloven foot — noun 1. the mark of Satan • Syn: ↑cloven hoof • Hypernyms: ↑mark, ↑stigma, ↑brand, ↑stain 2. a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine) • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloven foot — foot divided into two parts, cloven hoof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cloven foot — clo·ven foot .klō vən n a foot (as of a sheep) divided into two parts at its distal extremity clo·ven foot·ed fu̇t əd adj …   Medical dictionary

  • To show the cloven foot — Cloven Clo ven (kl[=o] v n), p. p. & a. from {Cleave}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {To show the cloven foot} or {To show the cloven hoof}, to reveal a devilish character, or betray an evil purpose, notwithstanding disguises, Satan being represented… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloven hoof — (also cloven foot) ► NOUN ▪ the divided hoof or foot of ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats, antelopes, and deer …   English terms dictionary

  • Cloven — Clo ven (kl[=o] v n), p. p. & a. from {Cleave}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {To show the cloven foot} or {To show the cloven hoof}, to reveal a devilish character, or betray an evil purpose, notwithstanding disguises, Satan being represented… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloven hoof — foot divided into two parts, cloven foot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cloven hoof — n CLOVEN FOOT clo·ven hoofed hu̇ft, hüft, hu̇vd, hüvd adj …   Medical dictionary

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