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Meaning & Definition of Foot in English

English

Foot

/fʊt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • foot
  • ,
  • human foot
  • ,
  • pes

2. A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

  • "He is six feet tall"
    synonym:
  • foot
  • ,
  • ft

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • foot

4. The pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

    synonym:
  • animal foot
  • ,
  • foot

5. Lowest support of a structure

  • "It was built on a base of solid rock"
  • "He stood at the foot of the tower"
    synonym:
  • foundation
  • ,
  • base
  • ,
  • fundament
  • ,
  • foot
  • ,
  • groundwork
  • ,
  • substructure
  • ,
  • understructure

6. Any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

    synonym:
  • foot
  • ,
  • invertebrate foot

7. Travel by walking

  • "He followed on foot"
  • "The swiftest of foot"
    synonym:
  • foot

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

    synonym:
  • foot

9. An army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot

  • "There came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
    synonym:
  • infantry
  • ,
  • foot

10. (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

    synonym:
  • metrical foot
  • ,
  • foot
  • ,
  • metrical unit

11. A support resembling a pedal extremity

  • "One foot of the chair was on the carpet"
    synonym:
  • foot

verb

1. Pay for something

  • "Pick up the tab"
  • "Pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"
  • "Foot the bill"
    synonym:
  • foot
  • ,
  • pick

2. Walk

  • "Let's hoof it to the disco"
    synonym:
  • foot
  • ,
  • leg it
  • ,
  • hoof
  • ,
  • hoof it

3. Add a column of numbers

    synonym:
  • foot
  • ,
  • foot up

Examples of using

I can't put any pressure on this foot yet.
Tom stepped on my foot.
Who's going to foot the bill?