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English noun: foot

1. foot (body) the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

SamplesHis bare feet projected from his trousers.
Armored from head to foot.

Synonymshuman foot, pes

Broader (hypernym)pedal extremity, vertebrate foot

Narrower (hyponym)flatfoot, pes planus, splayfoot

Part holonymarcuate artery, arteria arcuata, arteria digitalis, arteria metatarsea, big toe, calcaneus, digital arteries, great toe, hallux, heel, heelbone, instep, intercapitular vein, little toe, metatarsal artery, metatarsal vein, os tarsi fibulare, sole, toe, vena intercapitalis, vena metatarsus

Part meronymhomo, human, human being, leg, man

2. foot (quantity) a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

SamplesHe is six feet tall.


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

Part holonymin, inch

Part meronympace, yard

3. foot (location) the lower part of anything

SamplesCurled up on the foot of the bed.
The foot of the page.
The foot of the list.
The foot of the mountain.

Broader (hypernym)bottom


4. foot (animal) the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

Synonymsanimal foot

Broader (hypernym)pedal extremity, vertebrate foot

Narrower (hyponym)bird's foot, forefoot, fossorial foot, hindfoot, hoof, paw, trotter, webfoot

5. foot (artifact) lowest support of a structure

SamplesIt was built on a base of solid rock.
He stood at the foot of the tower.

Synonymsbase, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)bed, raft foundation

Part meronymconstruction, structure

6. foot (animal) any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

Synonymsinvertebrate foot

Broader (hypernym)organ

Narrower (hyponym)tube foot

Part meronyminvertebrate

7. foot (act) travel by walking

SamplesHe followed on foot.
The swiftest of foot.

Broader (hypernym)walk

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

Broader (hypernym)intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent

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

SamplesThere came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot.


Broader (hypernym)army unit

Narrower (hyponym)paratroops

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

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

Synonymsmetrical foot, metrical unit

Broader (hypernym)beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre

Narrower (hyponym)amphibrach, anapaest, anapest, dactyl, dibrach, iamb, iambus, pyrrhic, spondee, trochee

Domain categorymetrics, prosody

11. foot (artifact) a support resembling a pedal extremity

SamplesOne foot of the chair was on the carpet.

Broader (hypernym)support

Part meronymleg

English verb: foot

1. foot (possession) pay for something

SamplesPick up the tab.
Pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages.
Foot the bill.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)pay

2. foot (motion) walk

SamplesLet's hoof it to the disco.

Synonymshoof, hoof it, leg it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

Domain usagecolloquialism

3. foot (cognition) add a column of numbers

Synonymsfoot up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)add, add together

Domain categoryarithmetic

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