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feet (See foot)


1 a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; "he is six feet tall" [syn: ft]
2 the foot of a human being; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot" [syn: human foot, pes]
3 the lower part of anything; "curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain" [ant: head]
4 travel by foot; "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"
5 a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being [syn: animal foot]
6 a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
7 lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower" [syn: foundation, base, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure]
8 any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates [syn: invertebrate foot]
9 an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot" [syn: infantry]
10 a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
11 a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm [syn: metrical foot, metrical unit]


1 pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" [syn: pick]
2 walk; "let's hoof it to the disco" [syn: leg it, hoof, hoof it]
3 add a column of numbers [syn: foot up] [also: feet (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /fiːt/, /fi:t/
  • Rhymes with: -iːt


  1. irregular plural of foot


Derived terms


See the links at the translations for foot

Extensive Definition

Foot may refer to or be defined as:
feet in Czech: Stopa
feet in Danish: Fod
feet in German: Fuß (Begriffsklärung)
feet in Modern Greek (1453-): Πόδι
feet in Spanish: Pie
feet in Galician: Pé
feet in Italian: Piede
feet in Hebrew: רגל (פירושונים)
feet in Dutch: Voet
feet in Dutch Low Saxon: Voet
feet in Japanese: フット
feet in Norwegian: Fot
feet in Polish: Stopa
feet in Romanian: Picior (dezambiguizare)
feet in Russian: Стопа (значения)
feet in Ukrainian: Стопа (значення)
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