I. noun (plural feet; also foot) Etymology: Middle English fot, from Old English fōt; akin to Old High German fuot foot, Latin ped-, pes, Greek pod-, pous Date: before 12th century 1. the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands 2. an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment; especially a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk 3. any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot; especially a unit equal to 1/3 yard and comprising 12 inches — pl. foot used between a number and a noun <
a 10-foot pole
— pl. feet or foot used between a number and an adjective <
6 feet tall
— see weight table 4. the basic unit of verse meter consisting of any of various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables 5. a. motion or power of walking or running ; step <
fleet of foot
b. speed, swiftness <
showed early foot
6. something resembling a foot in position or use: as a. the lower end of the leg of a chair or table b. (1) the basal portion of the sporophyte in mosses (2) a specialized outgrowth by which the embryonic sporophyte especially of many bryophytes absorbs nourishment from the gametophyte c. a piece on a sewing machine that presses the cloth against the feed 7. foot plural, chiefly British infantry 8. the lower edge (as of a sail) 9. the lowest part ; bottom <
the foot of the hill
10. a. the end that is lower or opposite the head <
the foot of the bed
b. the part (as of a stocking) that covers the foot 11. foots plural but singular or plural in construction material deposited especially in aging or refining ; dregs 12. foots plural footlights II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. dance 2. to go on foot 3. of a sailboat to make speed ; move transitive verb 1. a. to perform the movements of (a dance) b. to walk, run, or dance on, over, or through 2. archaic a. kick b. reject 3. archaic establish 4. a. to add up b. to pay or stand credit for <
foot the bill
5. to make or renew the foot of (as a stocking)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • foot — foot …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Foot — (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace measure of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foot — /foot/, n., pl. feet for 1 4, 8 11, 16, 19, 21; foots for 20; v. n. 1. (in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves. 2. (in invertebrates) any part similar in position or function. 3.… …   Universalium

  • foot — ► NOUN (pl. feet) 1) the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which a person walks. 2) the base or bottom of something vertical. 3) the end of a bed where the occupant s feet normally rest. 4) a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches …   English terms dictionary

  • foot — [foot] n. pl. feet [ME fot < OE, akin to Ger fuss < IE * pōd , var. of base * pēd , foot, to go > Sans pad , Gr pous, L pes] 1. the end part of the leg, on which a person or animal stands or moves 2. a thing like a foot in some way;… …   English World dictionary

  • Foot+ — Logo de la chaîne Création 30 juillet 2005 Propriétaire Canal+ Distribution Slogan « Vibrez Football ! » Langue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Foot — Foot, v. t. 1. To kick with the foot; to spurn. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To set on foot; to establish; to land. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What confederacy have you with the traitors Late footed in the kingdom? Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To tread; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foot — bezeichnet die Längenheit Fuß, siehe Fuß (Einheit) Foot ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Geoffrey Foot (1915–2010), britischer Cutter Hugh Foot (Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon; 1907–1990), britischer Kolonialbeamter und Diplomat… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Foot — 〈[ fụt] m.; , Feet [ fi:t]〉 engl. Längenmaß, 30,5 cm, Fuß * * * Foot [fʊt ], der; , Feet [fi:t] [engl. foot, eigtl. = Fuß]: Längeneinheit in Großbritannien u. in den USA (= 12 Inches = 0,3048 m; Zeichen: ; Abk.: ft). * * * I Foot …   Universal-Lexikon

  • foot — The normal plural form feet alternates with foot when used as a unit of measurement: She is six feet / foot tall / a plank ten feet / foot long. When such a phrase is used attributively (before a noun), a hyphen is normally placed between the… …   Modern English usage

  • foot — [n1] extremity of an animate being hoof, pad, paw; concept 392 foot [n2] base of an object bottom, foundation, lowest point, nadir, pier; concept 442 Ant. lid, top foot [n3] twelve inches/30.48 …   New thesaurus

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