- 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).
Idioms about foot
- to attempt to make as good an impression as possible.
- to proceed with all possible haste; hurry.
Origin of foot
Words nearby foot
How to use foot in a sentence
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.Denver: Where the Queer Community is a Mile High|LGBTQ-Editor|July 14, 2020|No Straight News
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
Wearing the right foot of a chicken was considered good luck.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|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.A Million Ways to Die in Prison|Daniel Genis|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!
We had now approached closely to the foot of the mountain-ranges, and their lofty summits were high above us in mid-air.
We see the whole land, even if but at a distance, instead of being limited merely to the spot where our foot treads.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
But there is a pinnacle of human success and of human opinion, on which human foot was never yet permitted to rest.
British Dictionary definitions for foot (1 of 2)
- 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)
Scientific definitions for foot
Other 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.