noun, plural feet for 1-4, 8-11, 16, 19, 21; foots for 20.
- a shaped or ornamented feature terminating a leg at its lower part.
- any of several short legs supporting a central shaft, as of a pedestal table.
- sediment or dregs.
- footlight (def. 1).
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for foot
- to attempt to make as good an impression as possible.
- to proceed with all possible haste; hurry.
Origin of foot
Words nearby foot
Example sentences from the Web for foot
A kicked football will not reverse in midair and return to the kicker’s foot.How special relativity can help AI predict the future|Will Heaven|August 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It’s important to us that we put our best foot forward always, and that’s been hard to reconcile with the shipping delays.Slowed mail delivery is the last thing indie bookstores need right now|Rachel King|August 19, 2020|Fortune
There’s different muck under your boggy feet in different parts of the country, at different times.Every Decision Is A Risk. Every Risk Is A Decision.|Maggie Koerth (email@example.com)|July 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The median sales price of homes in Cheesman Park is $799,000 with an average of $457 per square foot.
If your influencer isn’t credible enough, your audience might not get swept off their feet.How to get more leads on Instagram: 10 Highly effective tactics|Bhavik Soni|July 7, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Together, they crossed over the International Bridges on foot into Juarez to conduct some business.
In the classic skillset of piloting, mental acuity, and its coordination with hand and foot movements, is equally vital.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It made sense with so many suspects at hand, less so with the tower entrance separated from them by a forty foot wall.
Marabella, now licking her lollipop and tapping her foot, appears unfazed.Even Grade School Kids Are Protesting the Garner Killing Now|Caitlin Dickson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Along the way, he accidentally embeds a nail in his foot, which is not symbolic at all.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Knox, then going off on foot to see a patient, came across the yard from the surgery at the same moment.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The church of La Madeleine has a crucifix with a weeping Magdalene at its foot.Ecclesiastical Curiosities|Various
He hesitated, shifting from one foot to the other almost like a great boy.The Woman With The Fan|Robert Hichens
A dry branch snapped under Kerry's foot with the report of a toy pistol.Southern Lights and Shadows|Various
By and by, the African, while kicking, struck bottom with one foot.Wyoming|Edward Sylvester Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for foot (1 of 2)
noun plural feet (fiːt)
- a unit of length equal to one third of a yard or 12 inches. 1 Imperial foot is equivalent to 0.3048 metreAbbreviation: ft
- any of various units of length used at different times and places, typically about 10 per cent greater than the Imperial foot
- infantry, esp in the British army
- (as modifier)a foot soldier
- a unit used in classifying organ pipes according to their pitch, in terms of the length of an equivalent column of air
- this unit applied to stops and registers on other instruments
- the margin at the bottom of a page
- the undersurface of a piece of type
- walking or running
- in progress; astir; afoot
- to try to do one's best
- to hurry
- to act firmly
- to increase speed (in a motor vehicle) by pressing down on the accelerator
Derived forms of footfootless, adjective
Word Origin for foot
usage for foot
British Dictionary definitions for foot (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for foot
n. pl. feet (fēt)
Scientific definitions for foot
Plural feet (fēt)
Idioms and Phrases with foot
In addition to the idioms beginning with foot
- foot in both camps, have a
- foot in one's mouth, put one's
- foot in the door, get one's
- foot the bill
- bound hand and foot
- caught flat-footed
- get off on the wrong foot
- not touch with a ten-foot pole
- one foot in the grave
- on foot
- on the right foot
- play footsie
- put one's best foot forward
- put one's foot down
- put one's foot in it
- set foot
- shoe is on the other foot
- shoot oneself in the foot
- wait on hand and foot
Also see underfeet.