What is foot?

  • (noun): A group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm.
    Synonyms: metrical foot, metrical unit
    See also — Additional definitions below


The foot (plural feet) is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, generally including claws or nails.

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East Tennessee State University - Campus Life
... In April 2002, the 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) Basler Center for Physical Activity was opened ... The building contains recreational facilities such as an indoor 40-foot (12 m) climbing wall, raquetball and basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool, and a ...
Lavolta - Description
... she faces to one side both will do the turn with forward steps, and both step with the same foot at the same time ... begins with a small step, springing onto the outside foot and lifting the inside foot forward ... On the second beat there is a longer step, stepping smoothly onto the inside foot and staying close to the ground ...
... An amphibrach /ˈæmfibræk/ is a metrical foot used in Latin and Greek prosody ... It is the main foot used in the construction of the limerick, as in "There once was / a girl from / Nantucket." It was also used by the Victorians for narrative poetry, e.g ... the first verse (apart from the first foot of the third line, which is a spondee) It's four in / the morning, / the end of / December I'm writing / you now just / to see if / you're better New York / is ...
Foot - Culture
... Humans usually wear shoes or similar footwear covering material for protection from hazards when walking outside ... Foot fetishism is the most common form of sexual fetish ...
... and control the shape of the curve of the foot of the sail ... is pulled taut to the appropriate tension to provide the desired shape to the foot and then secured to a cleat on the boom ... the draft forward or aft, change leech and foot tension, and increase or decrease camber ...

More definitions of "foot":

  • (noun): Travel by foot.
    Example: "He followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"
  • (noun): A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard.
    Synonyms: ft
  • (noun): A foot of a vertebrate other than a human being.
    Synonyms: animal foot
  • (noun): A support resembling a pedal extremity.
    Example: "One foot of the chair was on the carpet"
  • (noun): Any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates.
    Synonyms: invertebrate foot
  • (noun): A member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger.
  • (verb): Add a column of numbers.
    Synonyms: foot up
  • (noun): The foot of a human being.
    Example: "Armored from head to foot"
    Synonyms: human foot, pes
  • (noun): An army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot.
    Example: "There came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
    Synonyms: infantry
  • (verb): Pay for something.
    Example: "Foot the bill"
    Synonyms: pick
  • (noun): The lower part of anything.
    Example: "Curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain"

Famous quotes containing the word foot:

    This is the day His hour of life draws near,
    Let me get ready from head to foot for it
    Most handily with eyes to pick the year
    For small feed to reward a feathered wit.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    When I visit again some haunt of my youth, I am glad to find that nature wears so well. The landscape is indeed something real, and solid, and sincere, and I have not put my foot through it yet.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come out like gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured in my bosom the words of his mouth.
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 23:10-12.

    Job, of God.