The foot 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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  1. A biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg.
  2. Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking.
  3. Travel by walking.
  4. The base or bottom of anything.
  5. The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
  6. The end of a rectangular table opposite the head.
  7. A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it.
  8. A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.
  9. Foot soldiers; infantry.
  10. The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
  11. The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
  12. The bottommost part of a typed or printed page.
  13. The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.
  14. The parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads.
  15. The bottom edge of a sail.
  16. The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
  17. In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
  18. The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
  19. The globular lower domain of a protein.
  20. The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.
  21. Fundamental principle; basis; plan.
  22. Recognized condition; rank; footing.


  1. To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
  2. To pay (a bill).
  3. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
  4. To walk.
  5. To tread.
    to foot the green
  6. To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  7. To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.).
  8. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up.
    to foot (or foot up) an account

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