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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.


Synonymsft


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


Antonymshead

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.


Synonymsinfantry


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.


Synonymspick


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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