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  1. a foot of a vertebrate other than a human being Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. travel by foot; "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the foot of a human being; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. walk (informal); "let's hoof it to the disco" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; "he is six feet tall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. add a column of numbers Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. walk; "let's hoof it to the disco" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The lower edge of a sail. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To kick with the foot; to spurn. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To set on foot; to establish; to land. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To tread; as, to foot the green. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The size or strike with the talon. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To renew the foot of, as of stocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; - used only in the singular. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Recognized condition; rank; footing; - used only in the singular. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To walk; - opposed to ride or fly. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; - sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE), METATARSUS, phalanges, and the soft tissues surrounding these bones. Medical Dictionary DB
  35. That part of the leg on which an animal walks or stands; the lower part, base, foundation, or end of anything; that part of a boot or stocking which receives the foot; a measure equal to twelve inches; unmounted soldiers; a number of syllables making part of a verse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To add a foot to, as a stocking; add figures in a column; colioquially, to pay; as, to foot the bill. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. 1. Pes, the lower, pedal, extremity of the leg. 2. A unit of length, containing 12 inches, equal to 30.48 cm. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  38. Multi-articulated lower extremity of leg below ankle. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  39. That part of its body on which an animal stands or walks; the lower part or base; a measure-12 in. (orig.) the length of a man's foot; foot soldiers; a division of a line of poetry; -pl. FEET (fet). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To dance; to walk; -pr.p. footing; pa.p. foot'ed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. Part of the body on which an animal walks; base; measure of 12 inches; foot-soldiers; unit of measure in metre. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To dance; walk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. To tread; set the foot on; travel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To add, as a column of figures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. To go a foot; walk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. The part below the ankle in man, or the corresponding part in other animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Anything in any way like an animal's foot; the lowest part of a thing; the last of a series. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A measure; twelve inches. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Unmounted troops; infantry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Pros. A division of a verse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. That part of the leg on which an animal stands and walks; anything like a foot in shape or office; the part of a stocking or boot which receives the foot; the lower part; the base; footing; step; soldiers who march and fight on foot; a lineal measure of twelve inches, supposed to be taken from the length of a man's foot; a certain number of syllables constituting part of a verse: pace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. To kick; to spurn; to settle; to add the numbers in a column and set the sum at the foot; to add a foot to. To put one's foot in, to spoil and get into a scrape. Foot and mouth disease, a contagious disease affecting cattle. By foot, or on foot, by walking. To set on foot, to originate to put in motion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. To tread to measure or music; to walk, followed by it, opposed to ride or fly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. The lower part, base, or bottom of anything; that on which any animal or thing stands; a measure of 12 inches; a step or pace; the division of a line of poetry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  56. To kick; to tread; to dance; to trip to music. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  57. An embryonic structure in ferns through which nourishment is obtained from the prothallus; the basal portion of the sporophyte in Mosses; an organ of locomotion, differing widely in different animals, from the tube-foot of Echinoderms, the muscular foot of Gastropods and Molluscs, the tarsus of Insects, to the foot of vertebrates and man. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  58. [Anglo-Saxon] An embryonic structure in vascular cryptogams through which nourishment is obtained from prothallus; basal portion of sporophyte in mosses; an organ of locomotion, differing widely in different animals, from tube-foot of echinoderms, muscular foot of gastropods and other molluscs, tarsus of insects, to foot of vertebrates. na
  59. 1. A measure of length containing twelve inches or one-third of a yard.2. The base, bottom, or foundation of anything; and, by metonomy, the end ortermination; as the foot of a fine. thelawdictionary.org
  60. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular. mso.anu.edu.au
  61. Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular. mso.anu.edu.au
  62. To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly. mso.anu.edu.au
  63. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot or foot up an account. mso.anu.edu.au
  64. foot, n. that part of its body on which an animal stands or walks (having in man 26 bones): the lower part or base: a measure=12 in., (orig.) the length of a man's foot: foot-soldiers: a division of a line of poetry:--pl. FEET.--v.i. to dance: to walk:--pr.p. foot'ing; pa.p. foot'ed.--ns. FOOT'BALL, a large ball for kicking about in sport: play with this ball; FOOT'-BATH, act of bathing the feet: a vessel for this purpose; FOOT'-BOARD, a support for the foot in a carriage or elsewhere: the foot-plate of a locomotive engine; FOOT'BOY, an attendant in livery; FOOT'BREADTH, the breadth of a foot, an area of this size; FOOT'BRIDGE, a narrow bridge for foot-passengers; FOOT'CLOTH (Shak.), a sumpter-cloth which reached to the feet of the horse.--p.adj. FOOT'ED, provided with a foot or feet: (Shak.) having gained a foothold, established.--ns. FOOT'FALL, a setting the foot on the ground: a footstep; FOOT'GEAR, shoes and stockings.--n.pl. FOOT'GUARDS, guards that serve on foot, the élite of the British infantry.--ns. FOOT'HILL, a minor elevation distinct from the higher part of a mountain and separating it from the valley (usually in pl.); FOOT'HOLD, space on which to plant the feet: that which sustains the feet; FOOT'ING, place for the foot to rest on: firm foundation: position: settlement: tread: dance: plain cotton lace.--adj. FOOT'LESS, having no feet.--ns. FOOT'-LICK'ER (Shak.), a fawning, slavish flatterer; FOOT'LIGHT, one of a row of lights in front of and on a level with the stage in a theatre, &c.; FOOT'MAN, a servant or attendant in livery: (B.) a soldier who serves on foot: a runner:--pl. FOOT'MEN; FOOT'MARK, FOOT'PRINT, the mark or print of a foot: a track; FOOT'NOTE, a note of reference at the foot of a page; FOOT'PAD, a highwayman or robber on foot, who frequents public paths or roads; FOOT'-PASS'ENGER, one who travels on foot; FOOT'PATH, a narrow way which will not admit carriages; FOOT'-PLATE, the platform on which the driver and stoker of a locomotive engine stand; FOOT'-POST, a post or messenger that travels on foot; FOOT'-POUND, the force needed to raise one pound weight the height of one foot--the usual unit in measuring mechanical force; FOOT'-RACE, a race on foot; FOOT'-ROPE, a rope stretching along under a ship's yard for the men standing on when furling the sails: the rope to which the lower edge of a sail is attached; FOOT'ROT, a name applied to certain inflammatory affections about the feet of sheep; FOOT'RULE, a rule or measure a foot in length; FOOT'-SOL'DIER, a soldier that serves on foot.--adj. FOOT'-SORE, having sore or tender feet, as by much walking.--ns. FOOT'-STALK (bot.), the stalk or petiole of a leaf; FOOT'-STALL, a woman's stirrup; FOOT'STEP, the step or impression of the foot: a track: trace of a course pursued.--n.pl. FOOT'STEPS, course, example.--ns. FOOT'STOOL, a stool for placing one's feet on when sitting: anything trodden upon; FOOT'-WARM'ER, a contrivance for keeping the feet warm; FOOT'WAY, a path for passengers on foot.--p.adj. FOOT'WORN, worn by many feet, as a stone: foot-sore.--FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE (see MURRAIN).--FOOT IT, to walk: to dance.--COVER THE FEET (B.), a euphemism for, to ease nature.--PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FOREMOST, to appear at greatest advantage; PUT ONE'S FOOT IN IT, to spoil anything by some indiscretion; SET ON FOOT, to originate. [A.S. fót, pl. fét; Ger. fuss, L. pes, pedis, Gr. pous, podos, Sans. p[=a]d.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  65. Pes-f. Flat, see Kyllosis-f. Griffon's, Gryphius pes. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  66. [Latin] The base or support of anything. na
  67. [Latin] A measure of 12 inches. na
  68. See Ankle and Foot. na
  69. (pl. feet). Termination of leg beginning at ankle (FIND one\'s feet); step, pace, tread, (swift of f.; has a light f.); infantry (the 4th f. or regiment of f.; f.-soldier; a captain of f.; f. & horse); lower end of bed, grave, couch, &c. (opp. head), part of stocking &c. covering f.; metrical unit with varying number of syllables one of which is accented; lineal measure of 12in. (10 feet long; a ten-f. pole; six f. or feet three; see also SQUARE a., CUBIC); lower usu. projecting part, base; (Zool.) kinds of locomotive or adhesive organ in invertebrates; (Bot.) part by which petal is attached, root of hair; lowest part, bottom, of hill, ladder, wall, list, page, class, &c.; dregs, oil refuse, coarse sugar, (pl. foots). Phrr.: have one f. in grave, be near death; (with one\'s) feet foremost, being carried to burial; find, know, length of one\'s f., learn his weaknesses, be able to manage him; measure anothers f. by one\'s own last, judge others by oneself; on one\'s feet, standing, in health, with a livelihood; carry one off his feet, make him enthusiastic, greatly excite; FALL on one\'s feet; keep one\'s feet, not fall; put one\'s f. down, take up firm position (fig.); put one\'s f. in it, blunder; BEST f.; f.\'s pace, walk; CHANGE f. or feet; at one\'s feet, as his disciple, subject, or suppliant; have BALL at one\'s feet; with foal at f., of mare that has foaled; on f., walking, not riding &c., also in motion (set agitation, movement, &c. on f. start it), busy, projected, proceeding; tread under f., oppress; wet &c. under f., on the ground. F.-&-mouth (disease). Kind of fever esp. in horned cattle; football, large round or elliptical inflated ball, game played with it, footballer, player at this; f.-bath, washing of feet, small bath used for this; footboard, footman\'s platform at carriage-back, board for getting in or out of carriage by, sloped board for driver\'s feet; footboy, page, boy servant in livery; f.-bridge, -path, -road, -way, &c., for f.-passengers only; f.-drill, -pump, &c., worked by or with help of f.; footfall, sound of footstep; footguards, Coldstream, Grenadier, & Scots Fusilier Guards; f.-hill, lying at base of mountain; foothold, support for feet, surface for standing on; footlights, row of lights in front of stage screened from audience; footman, infantry-man, liveried servant for carriage, door, & table; f.-mark, footprint; f.-muff, for keeping feet warm; f.-note, inserted at f. of page; f.-pace, walking pace, dais; footpad, unmounted highwayman; f.-page, boy servant; f.-pan, for washing feet; f.-passenger, one who walks, not rides or drives; f.-plate, driver\'s and fireman\'s platform in locomotive; f.-pound, quantity of energy that will raise 1 lb. to height of 1 ft; footprint, impression left by f.; f.-race, running-match between persons; f.-rot, disease of f. in sheep& cattle; f.-rule, rigid measure 1ft long; footsore, having sore feet, esp. with walking; footstalk, (Bot.) stalk of leaf or peduncle of flower, (Zool.) attachment of barnacle &c.; footstep, tread, footprint, (follow in one\'s footsteps, do as he did); f.-stone, foundation stone, stone at foot of grave; footstool, for resting feet on; footwarmer, thing to warm feet, esp. flat hot-water tin used in railway carriages. Hence (-)footed, footless, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  70. French it, dance, (rare) pace, go; set f. on, traverse on f., (rare); put new f. to (stocking); add up or up (account); pay (bill); (of bill, items, &c.) mount up to. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  71. (shop) boots, shoes, &c.; f.-guards, the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, & (since 1902) Irish, Guards; set, put, have, one\'s f. on the neck of, utterly subdue, hold in subjection. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  72. The terminal organ of the leg. American pocket medical dictionary.
  73. That portion of the lower extremity which is situated beyond the ankle. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  74. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Old Saxon, Greek, Latin] The part of the limb below the ankle; that part on which we stand;—that which supports like a foot, as a table;—the lower part; the base, as of a mountain;—the end; the bottom, as of an account or sail;—infantry; foot soldiers;—foundation; condition; state;—plan of construction; fundamental principle;—in poetry, a certain number of syllables, forming part of a verse;—step; pace;—the part of a stocking or shoe on which the foot rests;—a measure of length consisting of twelve inches, supposed to be taken from the length of a man’s foot. Cabinet Dictionary
  75. The part upon which we stand; that by which any thing is supported; the lower part, the base; infantry; state, character, condition; scheme, plan, settlement; a certain number of syllables constituting a distinct part of a verse; a measure containing twelve inches; step. Complete Dictionary

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