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Definition of Foot


  1. The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes.
  2. The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum.
  3. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
  4. The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed.
  5. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular.
  6. Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular.
  7. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.
  8. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.
  9. A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent.
  10. The lower edge of a sail.
  11. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
  12. To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly.
  13. To kick with the foot; to spurn.
  14. To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  15. To tread; as, to foot the green.
  16. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.
  17. The size or strike with the talon.
  18. To renew the foot of, as of stocking.

Foot Quotations

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. - Robert Green Ingersoll
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.
Henry Rollins

I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?
Kiefer Sutherland
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Foot Translations

foot in Afrikaans is poot, voet
foot in Danish is fod, pote
foot in Dutch is voet
foot in Finnish is jalka
foot in Italian is base, gamba, zampa, piede
foot in Latin is pes pedis
foot in Norwegian is fot
foot in Spanish is pie, basa
foot in Swedish is stativ, fot
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