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)
Content related to foot
Words nearby foot
Idioms for foot
- to attempt to make as good an impression as possible.
- to proceed with all possible haste; hurry.
Origin of foot
Examples from the Web for foots
He ain't got no bag fer ter tote, en he pick up he foots mighty peart.Nights With Uncle Remus|Joel Chandler Harris
Mr. Turnbull's loss is very heavy and foots up fully twenty-five thousand dollars.
If he sees a strange and curious sight at night, he don't have to ask nobody what to do, 'cause he knows dat he has foots.
Bad man git her suah ef her foots keep on a-twitchen' when de banjo play.The Four Corners|Amy Ella Blanchard
It is good-bye wid old clothes, bushes, and fences, when them foots gits to 'tendin' to deir business.
British Dictionary definitions for foots (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for foots (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for foots (3 of 3)
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
Medicine definitions for foots
n. pl. feet (fēt)
Science definitions for foots
Plural feet (fēt)
Idioms and Phrases with foots
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.