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foot

  

      n   pl   , feet  
1    the part of the vertebrate leg below the ankle joint that is in contact with the ground during standing and walking  
   Related adj       pedal  
2    any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates, including molluscs  
3      (Botany)   the lower part of some plants or plant structures, as of developing moss or fern sporophytes  
4   
a    a unit of length equal to one third of a yard or 12 inches. 1 Imperial foot is equivalent to 0.3048 metre,   (Abbrev.)    ft.  
b    any of various units of length used at different times and places, typically about 10 per cent greater than the Imperial foot  
5    any part resembling a foot in form or function  
the foot of a chair     
6    the lower part of something; base; bottom  
the foot of the page, the foot of a hill     
7    the end of a series or group  
the foot of the list     
8    manner of walking or moving; tread; step  
a heavy foot     
9   
a    infantry, esp. in the British army  
b    (as modifier)  
a foot soldier     
10    any of various attachments on a sewing machine that hold the fabric in position, such as a presser foot for ordinary sewing and a zipper foot  
11      (Music)  
a    a unit used in classifying organ pipes according to their pitch, in terms of the length of an equivalent column of air  
b    this unit applied to stops and registers on other instruments  
12      (Printing)  
a    the margin at the bottom of a page  
b    the undersurface of a piece of type  
13      (Prosody)   a group of two or more syllables in which one syllable has the major stress, forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm  
14    a foot in the door   an action, appointment, etc., that provides an initial step towards a desired goal, esp. one that is not easily attainable  
15    kick with the wrong foot     (Scot. and Irish)   to be of the opposite religion to that which is regarded as acceptable or to that of the person who is speaking  
16    my foot!   an expression of disbelief, often of the speaker's own preceding statement  
he didn't know, my foot! Of course he did!     
17    of foot  
Archaic   in manner of movement  
fleet of foot     
18    on foot  
a    walking or running  
b    in progress; astir; afoot  
19    one foot in the grave  
Informal   near to death  
20    on the wrong (or right) foot  
Informal   in an inauspicious (or auspicious) manner  
21    put a foot wrong   to make a mistake  
22    put one's best foot forward  
a    to try to do one's best  
b    to hurry  
23    put one's foot down  
Informal  
a    to act firmly  
b    to increase speed (in a motor vehicle) by pressing down on the accelerator.  
24    put one's foot in it  
Informal   to blunder  
25    set on foot   to initiate or start (something)  
26    tread under foot   to oppress  
27    under foot   on the ground; beneath one's feet  
      vb  
28    to dance to music (esp. in the phrase foot it)  
29    tr   to walk over or set foot on; traverse (esp. in the phrase foot it)  
30    tr   to pay the entire cost of (esp. in the phrase foot the bill)  
31    usually foll by: up  
Archaic or dialect   to add up,   (See also)        feet       foots  
     (Old English fot; related to Old Norse fotr, Gothic fotus, Old High German fuoz, Latin pes, Greek pous, Sanskrit pad)  
  footless      adj  
In front of another noun, the plural for the unit of length is foot: a 20-foot putt; his 70-foot ketch. Foot can also be used instead of feet when mentioning a quantity and in front of words like tall: four foot of snow; he is at least six foot tall  


acre-foot  
      n   pl   , -feet   the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot: equivalent to 43560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic metres  
athlete's foot  
      n   a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp. between the toes and on the soles,   (Technical name)    tinea pedis  
bear's-foot  
      n   either of two Eurasian hellebore plants, Helleborus foetidus or H. viridis, having leaves shaped like the foot and claws of a bear  
bird's-foot   , bird-foot  
      n   pl   , -foots  
1    a European papilionaceous plant, Ornithopus perpusillus, with small red-veined white flowers and curved pods resembling a bird's claws  
2    any of various other plants whose flowers, leaves, or pods resemble a bird's foot or claw  
bird's-foot trefoil  
      n   a creeping papilionaceous Eurasian plant, Lotus corniculatus, with red-tipped yellow flowers and seed pods resembling the claws of a bird,   (Also called)    bacon-and-eggs  
board foot  
      n   a unit of board measure: the cubic content of a piece of wood one foot square and one inch thick  
calf's-foot jelly  
      n   a jelly made from the stock of boiled calves' feet and flavourings, formerly often served to invalids  
cat's-foot  
      n   pl   , -feet   a European plant, Antennaria dioica, with whitish woolly leaves and heads of typically white flowers: family Compositae (composites),   (Also called)    mountain everlasting  
club foot  
      n  
1    a congenital deformity of the foot, esp. one in which the foot is twisted so that most of the weight rests on the heel,   (Technical name)    talipes  
2    a foot so deformed  
3      (Nautical)   a boom attached to the foot of a jib  
  club-footed      adj  
crow's-foot  
      n   pl   , -feet  
1    often pl   a wrinkle at the outer corner of the eye  
2    an embroidery stitch with three points, used esp. as a finishing at the end of a seam  
3    a system of diverging short ropes to distribute the pull of a single rope, used esp. in balloon and airship riggings  
elephant's-foot   , elephant foot  
      n   a monocotyledonous plant, Testudinaria elephantipes, of southern Africa, with a very large starchy tuberous stem, covered in corky scales: family Dioscoreaceae  
first-foot     (Chiefly Scot)  
      n     (also)   
  first-footer  
1    the first person to enter a household in the New Year. By Hogmanay tradition a dark-haired man who crosses the threshold at midnight brings good luck  
      vb  
2    to enter (a house) as first-foot  
  first-footing      n  
Foot  
      n   Michael (Mackintosh). born 1913, British Labour politician and journalist; secretary of state for employment (1974--76); leader of the House of Commons (1976--79); leader of the Labour Party (1980--83)  
foot-and-mouth disease  
      n   an acute highly infectious viral disease of cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats, characterized by the formation of vesicular eruptions in the mouth and on the feet, esp. around the hoofs,   (Also called)    hoof-and-mouth disease  
foot brake  
      n   a brake operated by applying pressure to a foot pedal,   (Also called)    pedal brake  
foot-candle  
      n   a former unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square foot or 10.764 lux  
foot fault  
      n     (Tennis)   a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served  
foot-lambert  
      n   a former unit of luminance equal to the luminance of a surface emitting or reflecting 1 lumen per square foot. A completely reflecting surface illuminated by 1 foot-candle has a luminance of 1 foot-lambert,   (Abbrev.)    ft-L  
foot-pound  
      n   an fps unit of work or energy equal to the work done when a force of 1 pound moves through a distance of 1 foot,   (Abbrev.)    ft-lb  
foot-poundal  
      n   a unit of work or energy equal to the work done when a force of one poundal moves through a distance of one foot: it is equal to 0.042 14 joule  
foot-pound-second  
      n      See       fps units  
foot rot  
      n     (Vet. science)      See       rot   1       11  
foot rule  
      n   a rigid measure, one foot in length  
foot soldier  
      n   an infantryman  
foot-ton  
      n   a unit of work or energy equal to 2240 foot-pounds  
foot valve  
      n  
1       another name for       suction valve  
2    a nonreturn valve at the inlet end of a pipe  
hare's-foot  
      n   a papilionaceous annual plant, Trifolium arvense, that grows on sandy soils in Europe and NW Asia and has downy heads of white or pink flowers,   (Also called)    hares-foot clover  
Hoppus foot  
      n   a unit of volume equal to 1.27 cubic feet, applied to timber in the round, the cross-sectional area being taken as the square of one quarter of the circumference  
     (C20: named after Edward Hoppus, 18th-century English surveyor)  
ice foot  
      n   a narrow belt of ice permanently attached to the coast in polar regions  
neat's-foot oil  
      n   a yellow fixed oil obtained by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle and used esp. to dress leather  
side-foot     (Soccer)  
      n  
1    a shot or pass played with the side of the foot  
      vb  
2    tr   to strike (a ball) with the side of the foot  
single-foot  
      n  
1    a rapid showy gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately, as in a walk  
      vb  
2    to move or cause to move at this gait  
spade foot  
      n   a spadelike projection at the end of a chair leg  
trench foot  
      n   a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water  
tube foot  
      n   any of numerous tubular outgrowths of the body wall of most echinoderms that are used as organs of locomotion and respiration and to aid ingestion of food  
wrong-foot  
      vb   tr  
1      (Tennis, etc.)   to play a shot in such a way as to cause (one's opponent) to be off balance  
2    to take by surprise so as to place in an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation  
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n.
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons

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