• A Twenty-Five Foot Saw used for Crosscutting Big Logs
    A Twenty-Five Foot Saw used for Crosscutting Big Logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj footed having feet "footed creatures","a footed sofa"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Two-Foot Rule. Two Fold Two-Foot Rule. Two Fold
Woman at foot of stairs Woman at foot of stairs
Brought his Gun Down on the Man's Foot 065 Brought his Gun Down on the Man's Foot 065
Detail of the Foot Warmer Detail of the Foot Warmer
Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap
Measuring the length of the foot Measuring the length of the foot
Measuring the ball of the foot Measuring the ball of the foot
Checking the measurement of the last around the ball of the foot Checking the measurement of the last around the ball of the foot

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women are four times more likely to have foot problems than men
    • Footed Having a foot or feet; shaped in the foot; as, a footed candlestick. "Footed like a goat."
    • Footed Having a foothold; established. "Our king . . . is footed in this land already."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head
    • footed Provided with a foot or feet: usually in composition: as, four-footed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest web-footed bird is the albatross.
    • p.adj Footed provided with a foot or feet:
    • p.adj Footed (Shak.) having gained a foothold, established
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  • Horace Walpole
    “Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.”
  • Antonio Porchia
    Antonio Porchia
    “Certainties are arrived at only on foot.”
  • John Bunyan
    “If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.”
  • Horace
    “Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.”
  • Martin Luther
    “Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”


Back foot - (UK) If you are on your back foot, you are at a disadvantage and forced to be defensive of your position.
Boot is on the other foot - When the boot's on the other foot, a person who was in a position of weakness is now in a position of strength.
Fleet of foot - If someone is fleet of foot, they are very quick.
Foot in mouth - This is used to describe someone who has just said something embarrassing, inappropriate, wrong or stupid.
Foot in the door - If you have or get your foot in the door, you start working in a company or organisation at a low level, hoping that you will be able to progress from there.
Foot the bill - The person who foots the bill pays the bill for everybody.
Friendly footing - When relationships are on a friendly footing, they are going well.
Have a foot in both camps - Someone who plays a part or who is involved in two different groups of people, opinions, ways of thinking or living, etc, has a foot in both camps.
Hot foot - If you hot foot it out of a place, you leave very quickly, often running.
My foot! - This idiom is used to show that you do not believe what someone has just said.
On the right foot - If you start something or set off on the right foot, you get off to a good start.
Put your best foot forward - If you ut your best foot forward, you try your best to do something.
Put your foot down - When someone puts their foot down, they make a firm stand and establish their authority on an issue.
Put your foot in it - If you put your foot in it, you do or say something embarrassing and tactless or get yourself into trouble.
Put your foot in your mouth - If you put your foot in your mouth, you say something stupid or embarrassing.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fót, pl. fét; Ger. fuss, L. pes, pedis, Gr. pous, podos, Sans. pād.


In literature:

The latter took at a gallop the remainder of the level road, but at the foot of the hill changed to a trot.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I was up at Lake Pepin a week before the ice went out, waiting for that three foot ice to go.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
You must have hurt your foot.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Rifle in hand, he worked over the edge and lowered himself foot by foot.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
We were travelling due west along the foot of a curious range which stood to our north and of another of similar characteristics to the south.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The skipper joined us, but no other man stirred hand or foot.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
To take to the prairie on foot would be like going to sea without a boat.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Every step she took on her injured foot was torture, made keener by the uncertain footing.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
A rustling is heard, as of someone parting the bushes, the tread of a light foot, the snapping of twigs.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The lowest foot of a four-foot ditch is raised one foot higher, to get it upon the surface, than if the ditch were but three feet deep.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French

In poetry:

But twenty days he waited and more,
Pacing the strand alone,
Or ever he sat his manly foot
On the rock,—­the Eddystone.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
None have trod the road to heaven
That they know the path aright!
And the surest footed stumble
In the darkness of night..
"Have Charity" by Joseph Warren Watson
He killed the man who stood by me,
For such they made his law;
Then foot by foot I fought to him,
Who neither knew nor saw.
"War" by Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer
The sheriff rode, and Little John
Of foot he was full smart,
And when they came afore Robin:
"Lo, here is the master hart!"
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
Yet here no evil thought finds place,
Nor foot profane comes in;
Our grove, like that of Samothrace,
Is set apart from sin.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now as they bore him off the field,
Said he, 'Let others shoot;
For here I leave my second leg,
And the Forty-second Foot.'
"Faithless Nelly Gray" by Thomas Hood

In news:

Police say a 2-foot-long ball python entered a Mattoon apartment and wrapped itself around the foot of a sleeping 1-year-old boy.
The agency said the man's height was somewhere between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-8, according to one official.
A landscape contractor will charge $3,200 to assemble a 10-foot-by-12-foot pergola kit on a brick base.
In early August he moved Railcar operations from a cramped, 800-square foot studio to a 1,200-square-foot space in Arcadia, which is Dang's hometown.
The two-foot by two and half-foot, 53 pound rubber panels are less expensive for routine repairs compared to concrete sidewalks.
The women were assigned randomly to three groups: Some received treatment by a certified reflexologist , others got a foot massage meant to act like a placebo, and the rest had only standard medical treatment and no foot manipulation.
Rick Reul explains importance of proper foot support, foot orthotics.
Locations are mostly based on amount of foot traffic and what the foot traffic looks like.
Two of the three owners of a sawmill at 200 Ceder Grove Lane in Armagh Township said the fire that leveled their 90-foot-by-60-foot building strikes them as suspicious.
The Wizards have targeted having Nene return from his left foot injury by the season opener and the 6-foot-10 Brazilian big man is moving closer to making that a possibility.
I injured myself just before sunset—we'd paddled 4- to 6-foot slabs at 6 am, 8- to 10-foot slabs at noon, then down to the left slab again in the evening for a 6- to 10-foot tow session.
Web sales are off on the right foot for Foot Locker Inc so far this year.
The entrance and exit ramps on I-49 at the following locations will be closed from 6:00 pm until 6 am on the following nights to allow for the overlay of the existing 4 foot and 10 foot shoulders.
The new boat, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), was issued to replace one of two aging 41-foot utility boats at the station.
12.50 per square foot-13.50 per square foot.

In science:

In this way the imaginary sorts can be treated on the same footing as the others.
Integration in valued fields
A second canonical transformation into the logical frame is also considered, so that (as before) realizations with an even or an odd number of total spin flips are treated on an equal footing.
Dynamical control of qubit coherence: Random versus deterministic schemes
In this construction, all sites are on the same footing (See Fig. 9).
Critical behaviour of mixed random fibers, fibers on a chain and random graph
In other words, the helicity operator here appears on the same footing as the conformal operators.
Algebraic Approach to the Duality Symmetry
One still needs to develop the theory further to come to an equal footing with the unitary ensemble of random matrices.
Generalized Christoffel-Darboux formula for skew-orthogonal polynomials and random matrix theory