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n., pl. feet for 1-4, 8-16, 19, 21; foots for 20;
Your foot is the part of your body at the end of your leg. Your foot includes your toes.
When you use foot with this meaning, its plural is feet.
If someone goes somewhere on foot, they walk, rather than using some form of transport.
A foot is also a unit for measuring length, equal to 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres. When foot has this meaning, its usual plural is feet.
However, you can use foot as the plural in front of words like high, tall, and long.
You always use foot as the plural in front of another noun. For example, if a gap is twenty feet wide, you refer to it as a 'twenty foot gap'. Don't refer to it as a 'twenty feet gap'.
Past participle: footed
|Noun||1.||foot - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"|
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
arteria digitalis, digital arteries - arteries in the hand and foot that supply the fingers and toes
arteria metatarsea, metatarsal artery - dorsal and plantar arteries to the metatarsal region of the foot
intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis - veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot
metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus - dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
pes planus, splayfoot, flatfoot - a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
instep - the arch of the foot
sole - the underside of the foot
toe - one of the digits of the foot
little toe - the fifth smallest outermost toe
heel - the back part of the human foot
|2.||foot - a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; "he is six feet tall"|
|3.||foot - 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"|
bottom - the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill"
head - the top of something; "the head of the stairs"; "the head of the page"; "the head of the list"
|4.||foot - the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings|
fossorial foot - foot adapted for digging as in moles
hoof - the foot of an ungulate mammal
bird's foot - the foot of a bird
webfoot - a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
trotter - foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
forefoot - a front foot of a quadruped
hindfoot - a rear foot of a quadruped
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
|5.||foot - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"|
bed - a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
raft foundation - a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
|6.||foot - any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates|
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
tube foot - tentacular tubular process of most echinoderms (starfish and sea urchins and holothurians) having a sucker at the end and used for e.g. locomotion and respiration
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
|7.||foot - travel by walking; "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"|
walk - the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
|8.||foot - a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger|
|9.||foot - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"|
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
paratroops - infantry trained and equipped to parachute
|10.||foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm|
dactyl - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
amphibrach - a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
trochee - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
spondee - a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
|11.||foot - a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet"|
leg - a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
|Verb||1.||foot - pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"|
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
|2.||foot - walk; "let's hoof it to the disco"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
|3.||foot - add a column of numbers|
arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
my feet are aching → me duelen los pies
to get to one's feet → ponerse de pie, levantarse, pararse (LAm)
lady, my foot! → ¡dama, ni hablar!
on foot → a pie, andando, caminando (LAm)
to be on one's feet → estar de pie, estar parado (LAm)
he's on his feet all day long → está trajinando todo el santo día, no descansa en todo el día
he's on his feet again → ya está recuperado or repuesto
to rise to one's feet → ponerse de pie, levantarse, pararse (LAm)
I've never set foot there → nunca he estado allí
to set foot inside sb's door → poner los pies en la casa de algn, pasar el umbral de algn
to set foot on dry land → poner el pie en tierra firme
it's wet under foot → el suelo está mojado
to trample sth under foot → pisotear algo
the children are always under my feet → siempre tengo los niños pegados
to put one's feet up → descansar
to put one's best foot forward → animarse a continuar
to get cold feet → entrarle miedo a algn
to get one's foot in the door → meter el pie en la puerta
to put one's foot down (= say no) → plantarse (Aut) → acelerar
to drag one's feet → dar largas al asunto, hacerse el roncero
to fall on one's feet → tener suerte, caer de pie
to find one's feet → ponerse al corriente
to have one foot in the grave → estar con un pie en la sepultura
to have one's feet on the ground → ser realista
to put one's foot in it → meter la pata
to start off on the right foot → entrar con buen pie
to shoot o.s. in the foot → pegarse un tiro en el pie
to sit at sb's feet → ser discípulo de algn
to stand on one's own two feet → volar con sus propias alas
to sweep a girl off her feet → enamorar perdidamente a una chica
she never put a foot wrong → no cometió ningún error
it all started off on the wrong foot → todo empezó mal
to foot it (= walk) → ir andando or (LAm) caminando; (= dance) → bailar
foot[ˈfʊt] [feet] [ˈfiːt] (pl)
My feet are aching → J'ai mal aux pieds.
She stamped her foot → Elle tapa du pied.
on foot → à pied
to set foot somewhere (= go) → mettre les pieds quelque part
to be on one's feet (= standing) → être debout
to rise to one's feet, to get to one's feet (= stand up) → se lever
to get back on one's feet (= recover) (after illness, bad experience) → se remettre sur pied
to put one's feet up (= relax) → se détendre
to get cold feet about sth (= start feeling unsure) → être moins chaud pour qch
to find one's feet (fig) → s'acclimater
to put one's foot down (= accelerate) → appuyer sur le champignon (= say no) → ne pas vouloir en entendre parler
He was going to go skiing, but his wife put her foot down → Il allait partir au ski, mais sa femme n'a pas voulu en entendre parler.
to have one's feet on the ground (= have a sensible attitude) → avoir les pieds sur terre
to keep one's feet on the ground (= have a sensible attitude) → garder les pieds sur terre
to stand on one's own two feet (= be independent) → se débrouiller seul
to land on one's feet, to fall on one's feet → retomber sur ses pieds
to put one's foot in it → mettre les pieds dans le plat
to put one's best foot forward (old-fashioned) → faire de son mieux
the boot is on the other foot (British) → les rôles sont inversés
to have one foot in the grave → avoir un pied dans la tombe
to be under sb's feet (= in the way) → être dans les jambes de qn
to get off on the wrong foot (= start badly) → mal commencer
he never puts a foot wrong (= never makes a mistake) → il ne commet jamais la moindre erreur
Dave is 6 foot tall → Dave mesure un mètre quatre-vingt.
That mountain is 5000 feet high → Cette montagne fait mille six cents mètres de haut.
on foot → a piedi
to be on one's feet → essere in piedi (after illness) → essersi rimesso/a
to jump/rise to one's feet → balzare/alzarsi in piedi
it's wet under foot → è bagnato per terra
to find one's feet → ambientarsi
to get cold feet → avere fifa
to get under sb's feet → stare tra i piedi a qn
to have one foot in the grave → avere un piede nella fossa
to put one's foot down (say no) → imporsi (Aut) → schiacciare l'acceleratore
to get a foot in the door → fare il primo passo
to put one's foot in it → fare una gaffe
to put one's feet up (fam) → riposarsi
I've never set foot there → non ci ho mai messo piede
to put one's best foot forward (hurry) → sbrigarsi
to get off on the right/wrong foot → partire col piede giusto/sbagliato
she didn't put a foot wrong → non ha fatto neanche un errore