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Foot

Foot appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Never a foot too far, even.
  • I, Marian, I too fall; a foot-in-air am I.
  • Pup, may a war a foot too far away amp up?
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Usage statistics for the noun foot:

spoken English43.56%written English56.44% conversational speech62.82%task-oriented speech37.18% imaginative writing76.15%informational writing23.85%
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Fun fact! The plural of "foot" is "feet", but the plural of "boot" is "boots", not "beet".

Fun fact! In English, noses run and feet smel.

Foot is sometimes a misspelling of food.

The word foot is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun foot

What does foot mean as a name of something?

Foot is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: feet

  1. the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
  2. a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of foot: ft
    • more generic terms: linear measure / linear unit = a unit of measurement of length
    • part of: pace / yard = a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters
    • part: inch / in = a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  3. the lower part of anything
    • examples: curled up on the foot of the bed | the foot of the page | the foot of the list | the foot of the mountain
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • antonym: head
    • more generic word: bottom = the lowest part of anything
  4. the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of foot: animal foot
    • more generic terms: pedal extremity / vertebrate foot = the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
    • more specific terms:
      • fossorial foot = foot adapted for digging as in moles
      • hoof = the foot of an ungulate mammal
      • bird's foot = the foot of a bird
      • webfoot = a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
      • trotter = foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
      • forefoot = a front foot of a quadruped
      • hindfoot = a rear foot of a quadruped
      • paw = a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
  5. lowest support of a structure
  6. any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of foot: invertebrate foot
    • more generic word: organ = a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
    • more specific term: tube foot = tentacular tubular process of most echinoderms (starfish and sea urchins and holothurians) having a sucker at the end and used for e.g. locomotion and respiration
    • part of: invertebrate = any animal lacking a backbone or notochord
  7. travel by walking
    • examples: he followed on foot | the swiftest of foot
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: walk = the act of walking somewhere
  8. a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
  9. an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
  10. (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  11. a support resembling a pedal extremity
    • example: one foot of the chair was on the carpet
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: support = any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • part of: leg = a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

Alternative definition of the noun foot

noun

  1. [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. [jump, body part, t]
  2. [countable, anatomy] Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. [jump, human body part, t]
  3. [uncountable, often used attributively] Travel by walking. [jump, walking]
  4. [countable] The base or bottom of anything. [jump, base, t]
  5. [countable] The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
  6. [countable] The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. [jump, end of a table, co]
  7. [countable] A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. [jump, support, t]
  8. [countable] A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. [jump, unit of length, u, co]
  9. [military, plural-only] Foot soldiers; infantry. [jump, infantry, co]
  10. [countable, cigars] The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
  11. [countable, sewing] The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
  12. [countable, printing] The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. [jump, bottom of a page, co]
  13. [countable, prosody] The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. [jump, measure of rhythm, t]
  14. [countable, phonology] 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.
  15. [countable, nautical] The bottom edge of a sail. [jump, bottom edge of a sail, co, t]
  16. [countable, billiards] The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
  17. [countable, botany] In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
  18. [countable, malacology] The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
  19. [countable, molecular biology] The globular lower domain of a protein. [jump, molecular domain, co]
  20. [countable, geometry] The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.

Definition of the verb foot

What does foot mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: footed | footing | foots

  1. pay for something
    • example: foot the bill
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of foot: pick
    • more generic word: pay = give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  2. walk
  3. add a column of numbers

Place

Foot a.k.a. Tchibanga Airport is an airport in Tchibanga, Gabon.

Character

Foot is a fictional character from the 1936 film The Dark Hour.

Music

"Foot" is a musical album of Foot.

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Miscellanea

  1. The foot is the basic metrical unit that generates a line of verse in most Western traditions of poetry, including English accentual-syllabic verse and the quantitative meter of classical ancient Greek and Latin poetry. The unit is composed of syllables, the number of which is limited, with a few variations, by the sound pattern the foot represents. The most common feet in English are the iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest. Contrasting with stress-timed languages such as English, in syllable-timed languages such as French, a foot is a single syllable.
    • also known as 韵脚
  2. Foot: The Ancient Egyptian Foot hieroglyph, Gardiner sign listed no. D58 is a side view of the human foot and the lower leg.
  3. Foot: A foot is the floor level termination of furniture legs. Legless furniture may be slightly raised off of the floor by their feet.

Phrases with Foot

Phrases starting with the word Foot:

  1. foot up
  2. Foot job
  3. foot rot
  4. foot-ton

Phrases ending with the word Foot:

  1. 4-Foot
  2. 8-Foot
  3. 12-Foot
  4. By Foot
  5. My Foot
  6. On foot
  7. to foot
  8. ice foot
  9. One Foot
  10. Set Foot
  11. Six Foot
  12. Acre Foot
  13. acre-foot
  14. Back Foot
  15. deer foot
  16. Deer-Foot

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Foot

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Google previewIntroduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewHuman Anatomy (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Frequently the crutch stands for an immoral, hidden or shameful support; this is because the foot is a symbol of the soul (15), and an infirmity or mutilation of the foot is the counterpart of an incurable defect of the spirit. Hence, in legends and ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology, An Integrative Approach (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewStructure and Function of the Body (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewThe Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies (2001)

Self-Care Treatments for 100+ Common Conditions by Stephanie Marohn

The foot is a map of the body, according to reflexology. Stimulating an area on the foot that corresponds to a specific part, gland, or organ of the body can exert a healing influence on that part, gland, or organ. The correspondence is based on ...

Google previewEssentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewCollege Physics, (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewCampbell Essential Biology with Physiology (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or ...

Google previewThe Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (1920)

For purposes of propulsion the ankle is like a horse's hock, and the ball of man's foot is the hoof that gives the last shove to the spring. Man stands, like the...

member the foot is a base, the leg pivots on this base ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

foot powders talc or other inert dusting powders containing active agents, for topical application in the treatment of fungal infections (e.g. 1% clotrimazole; 2% miconazole nitrate; 20% zinc undeconate and 2% undecenoic acid) and ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

FOOT, 11. fat, FEET, n. plu. t t. war Ioel. otr; Dan. fad; Goth. fotua; Ger. fag, anggot: Gr. pode'af L. pédés, feet]: the lower part, base, or bottom of anything; that on which any animal or thing stands; infantry soldiers; a lineal measure of 12 inches ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1818)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

A hecatometre, 109 yards, 1 foot ...

Google previewThe Builder's Dictionary Or Gentleman and Architect's Companion (1734)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art in All the Several Parts of Architecture, But Also Containing the Theory and Practice ...

whether natural or artificial, used as Inrichments on Capitals , Friezes , Pediments ,□ FOOT is a Measure consisting of 12, Inches supposed to ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

FOOT, n.

Google previewA Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art (1817)

Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Terms Used in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Also, a Short Description of the Anatomy Or Structure of the Eye, the Foot, and Other Important Parts of the Horse. With Practical Observations on His Diseases, as Well as Those of Other Domestic Animals by James White

Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Terms Used in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Also, a Short Description of the Anatomy Or Structure of the Eye, the Foot, and Other Important Parts of the Horse. With Practical Observations ...

Google previewThe Gentleman's Dictionary (1705)

In Three Parts. Viz. I. The Art of Riding the Great Horse ... II. The Military Art ... III. The Art of Navigation ... by Guillet (sieur.)

Faces, and bored through; each Hole is arm'd with a short spike shod with Iron at each end, about an Inch diameter, 6 foot long, and 6 inches distant one from another; so that it points out every way, and is proper for stopping small Overtures , ...

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Usage statistics about foot

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun foot:

spoken English43.56%written English56.44% conversational speech62.82%task-oriented speech37.18% imaginative writing76.15%informational writing23.85%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun foot:

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Comparison of usage frequency between the noun foot and its most common antonym:

headfoot

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb foot:

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Quotes about Foot

This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It's standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I'm like in one of my own pictures. (Danny DeVito)
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Scrabble value of F4O1O1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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