toe

[ toh ]
/ toʊ /

noun

verb (used with object), toed, toe·ing.

verb (used without object), toed, toe·ing.

to stand, walk, etc., with the toes in a specified position: to toe in.
to tap with the toe, as in dancing.

Idioms

Origin of toe

before 900; Middle English; Old English tā; cognate with Dutch teen, German Zehe, Old Norse
Related formstoe·less, adjectivetoe·like, adjective
Can be confusedtoe tow

Definition for toe (2 of 2)

Blake

[ bleyk ]
/ bleɪk /

noun

HectorToe, 1912–1995, Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
James HubertEubie, 1883–1983, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
Robert,1599–1657, British admiral.
William,1757–1827, English poet, engraver, and painter.
a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for toe (1 of 2)

toe

/ (təʊ) /

noun

verb toes, toeing or toed

Derived Formstoelike, adjective

Word Origin for toe

Old English tā; related to Old Frisian tāne, Old Norse tā, Old High German zēha, Latin digitus finger

British Dictionary definitions for toe (2 of 2)

Blake

/ (bleɪk) /

noun

Sir Peter . born 1932, British painter, a leading exponent of pop art in the 1960s: co-founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists (1969)
Sir Quentin (Saxby). born 1932, British artist, illustrator, and children's writer; noted esp for his illustrations to books by Roald Dahl
Robert . 1599–1657, English admiral, who commanded Cromwell's fleet against the Royalists, the Dutch, and the Spanish
William . 1757–1827, English poet, painter, engraver, and mystic. His literary works include Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1793), and Jerusalem (1820). His chief works in the visual arts include engravings of a visionary nature, such as the illustrations for The Book of Job (1826), for Dante's poems, and for his own Prophetic Books (1783–1804)
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Medicine definitions for toe

toe

[ tō ]

n.

Any of the digits of a foot.
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Idioms and Phrases with toe

toe


In addition to the idiom beginning with toe

  • toe the line

also see:

  • dip one's toes into
  • from head to toe
  • on one's toes
  • step on someone's toes
  • turn up one's toes
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