[ pees, peys ]
/ pis, peɪs /

noun, plural pe·des [pee-deez, ped-eez] /ˈpi diz, ˈpɛd iz/. Anatomy, Zoology.

a foot or footlike part.

Nearby words

  1. perón,
  2. perón, eva,
  3. perón, eva duarte de,
  4. perón, juan,
  5. perón, juan domingo,
  6. pes anserinus,
  7. pes varus,
  8. pesach,
  9. pesade,
  10. pesaro

Origin of pes

First recorded in 1835–45, pes is from the Latin word pēs Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pedes


/ (ˈpɛdiːz) /


the plural of pes


abbreviation for

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/ (peɪz, piːz) /

noun plural pedes (ˈpɛdiːz)

the technical name for the human foot
the corresponding part in higher vertebrates
any footlike part

Word Origin for pes

C19: New Latin: foot

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Medicine definitions for pedes


[ pās ]

n. pl. pe•des (pĕdās′)

The foot.
A footlike or basal structure or part.

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