[ foot-id ]
See synonyms for footed on
  1. having a foot or feet (often used in combination): a four-footed animal.

Origin of footed

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at foot, -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use footed in a sentence

  • It was no wonder that he felt quite at home in the duck-pond, which was made for web-footed folk.

    The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Orellana was very warmly received by armed swift-footed females, which originated the fanciful name Amazonia.

  • Away ran the light-footed girl, ever ready to render a service to the old man, and to shield Gilbert from blame.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • But almost at once a soft-footed servant appeared, saying that a man wanted to see Mr. Cordyce "about the dog."

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • When he is almost there the three happy children go down to the barn to watch their four-footed friends come home.

    Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for -footed


  1. having a foot or feet as specified: four-footed

  2. having a tread as specified: heavy-footed

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012