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[ foot ]
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noun, plural feet for 1-4, 8-11, 16, 19, 21; foots for 20.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of foot

before 900; Middle English; Old English fōt; cognate with German Fuss; akin to Latin pēs (stem ped-), Greek poús (stem pod-)
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British Dictionary definitions for foot (1 of 2)

foot
/ (fʊt) /

noun plural feet (fiːt)
verb
See also feet, foots

Derived forms of foot

footless, adjective

Word Origin for foot

Old English fōt; related to Old Norse fōtr, Gothic fōtus, Old High German fuoz, Latin pēs, Greek pous, Sanskrit pad

usage for foot

In front of another noun, the plural for the unit of length is foot: a 20-foot putt; his 70-foot ketch. Foot can also be used instead of feet when mentioning a quantity and in front of words like tall: four foot of snow; he is at least six foot tall

British Dictionary definitions for foot (2 of 2)

Foot
/ (fʊt) /

noun
Michael (Mackintosh). 1913–2010, British Labour politician and journalist; secretary of state for employment (1974–76); leader of the House of Commons (1976–79); leader of the Labour Party (1980–83)
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Medical definitions for foot

foot
[ fut ]

n. pl. feet (fēt)
The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
A unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches (30.48 centimeters).
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Scientific definitions for foot

foot
[ fut ]

Plural feet (fēt)
A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to 13 of a yard or 12 inches (30.48 centimeters). See Table at measurement.
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