(noun, verb)


1. the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

- armored from head to foot

Similar word(s): pes

Definition categories: body

2. a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

Definition categories: quantity

3. the lower part of anything

- curled up on the foot of the bed

- the foot of the page

- the foot of the list

Definition categories: location, bottom

4. the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

Definition categories: animal

5. lowest support of a structure

- he stood at the foot of the tower

Similar word(s): base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure

Definition categories: man–made, support

6. any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

Definition categories: animal, organ

7. travel by walking

- he followed on foot

- the swiftest of foot

Definition categories: act, walk

8. a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger

Definition categories: person, operative

9. an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot

- there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot

Similar word(s): infantry

Definition categories: group

10. (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

Definition categories: communication, beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre

11. a support resembling a pedal extremity

- one foot of the chair was on the carpet

Definition categories: man–made, support

Sentences with foot as a noun:

- Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.

- We went there by foot because we could not afford a taxi.

- There is a lot of foot traffic on this street.

- I'll meet you at the foot of the stairs.

- We came and stood at the foot of the bed.

- The host should sit at the foot of the table.

- King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.

- To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sail.


1. pay for something

- foot the bill

Similar word(s): pick

Definition categories: possession, pay

2. walk

Similar word(s): hoof

Definition categories: motion, walk

3. add a column of numbers

Definition categories: cognition, add

Sentences with foot as a verb:

- to foot (or foot up) an account