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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English _fōt_ (“foot”), from Proto-Germanic _*fōts_ (“foot”) (compare Scots _fit_, West Frisian _foet_, Dutch _voet_, German _Fuß_, Danish _fod_), from Proto-Indo-European _*pṓds_ (compare Hittite _pata_, Latin _pēs_, Tocharian A _pe_, Tocharian B _paiyye_, Lithuanian _pāda_ (“sole (foot)”), Russian _под_ (pod, “ground”), Ancient Greek _πούς, ποδός_ (πούς, ποδός), Albanian _shputë_ (“palm, foot sole”), Old Armenian _ոտն_ (otn), Sanskrit _पद्_ (pád)).

From Middle English, from Old English fōt (foot), from Proto-Germanic *fōts (foot) (compare Scots fit, West Frisian foet, Dutch voet, German Fuß, Danish fod), from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds (compare Hittite pata, Latin pēs, Tocharian A pe, Tocharian B paiyye, Lithuanian pāda (sole (foot)), Russian под (pod, ground), Ancient Greek πούς, ποδός (πούς, ποδός), Albanian shputë (palm, foot sole), Old Armenian ոտն (otn), Sanskrit पद् (pád)).

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: fo͝ot, IPA(key): /fʊt/ * Rhymes: -ʊt

  • enPR: fo͝ot, IPA(key): /fʊt/
  • Rhymes: -ʊt

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

FOOT (_plural_ FEET) * (countable) 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. transl. _A spider has eight FEET._ * (countable, anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. transl. _Southern Italy is shaped like a FOOT._ * (uncountable, often used attributively) Travel by walking. _We went there by FOOT because we could not afford a taxi._ _There is a lot of FOOT traffic on this street._ * (countable) The base or bottom of anything. transl. _I'll meet you at the FOOT of the stairs._ * (countable) The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest. _We came and stood at the FOOT of the bed._ * (countable) The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. coord. _The host should sit at the FOOT of the table._ * (countable) A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. transl. _The FEET of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floor._ * (countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. usage coord. _The flag pole at the local high school is about 20 FEET high._ * (military, plural only) Foot soldiers; infantry. coord. _King John went to battle with ten thousand FOOT and one thousand horse._ * Clarendon His forces, after all the high discourses, amounted really but to eighteen hundred FOOT. * (countable, cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting. * (countable, sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward. * (countable, printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. coord. * (countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. transl. * (countable, phonology) 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. * (countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail. coord. transl. _To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the FOOT of the sail._ * (countable, billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked. * (countable, botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant. * 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, _The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian_, volume V, page 4 (_b_) sporophyte with FOOT reduced, the entire sporophyte enveloped by the calyptra, which is ± stipitate at the base. * (countable, malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface. * (countable, molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein. coord. * (countable, geometry) The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect. * Fundamental principle; basis; plan. (never used in the plural) * Berkeley Answer directly upon the FOOT of dry reason. * Recognized condition; rank; footing. (never used in the plural) * Walpole As to his being on the FOOT of a servant. USAGE NOTES * (unit of length def.): The ordinary plural

foot (plural feet)

  1. (countable) 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. transl.
    A spider has eight feet.
  2. (countable, anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. transl.
    Southern Italy is shaped like a foot.
  3. (uncountable, often used attributively) Travel by walking.
    We went there by foot because we could not afford a taxi.
    There is a lot of foot traffic on this street.
  4. (countable) The base or bottom of anything. transl.
    I'll meet you at the foot of the stairs.
  5. (countable) The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
    We came and stood at the foot of the bed.
  6. (countable) The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. coord.
    The host should sit at the foot of the table.
  7. (countable) A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. transl.
    The feet of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floor.
  8. (countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. usage coord.
    The flag pole at the local high school is about 20 feet high.
  9. (military, plural only) Foot soldiers; infantry. coord.
    King John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horse.
  10. (countable, cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
  11. (countable, sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
  12. (countable, printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. coord.
  13. (countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. transl.
  14. (countable, phonology) 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. (countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail. coord. transl.
    To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sail.
  16. (countable, billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
  17. (countable, botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
  18. (countable, malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
  19. (countable, molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein. coord.
  20. (countable, geometry) The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.
  21. Fundamental principle; basis; plan. (never used in the plural)
  22. Recognized condition; rank; footing. (never used in the plural)
Usage notes

English - Verb

FOOT (_third-person singular simple present_ FOOTS, _present participle_ FOOTING, _simple past and past participle_ FOOTED) * (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball). * (transitive) To pay (a bill). * To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip. (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?) * To walk. (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) * To tread. _to FOOT the green_ (Can we find and add a quotation of Tickell to this entry?) * (obsolete) To set on foot; to establish; to land. * Shakespeare What confederacy have you with the traitors / Late FOOTED in the kingdom? * To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.). (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) * To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with _up_. _to FOOT (or foot up) an account_ DERIVED TERMS * foot the bill TRANSLATIONS

foot (third-person singular simple present foots, present participle footing, simple past and past participle footed)

  1. (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
  2. (transitive) To pay (a bill).
  3. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  4. To walk.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  5. To tread.
    to foot the green
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tickell to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete) To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  7. To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  8. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up.
    to foot (or foot up) an account

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ^ Rich Alderson, “Why do we say ‘30 years old’, but ‘a 30-year-old man’?”,[1] in Mark Israel, the alt.usage.english FAQ.

  1. ^ Rich Alderson, “Why do we say ‘30 years old’, but ‘a 30-year-old man’?”,[1] in Mark Israel, the alt.usage.english FAQ.

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

Apocopic form of _football_.

Apocopic form of football.

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fut/

  • IPA(key): /fut/

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

FOOT m (_uncountable_, _plural_ [please provide]) * (colloquial) association football; football, soccer * _Zidane est un des meilleurs joueurs de FOOT du monde._ _Zidane is one of the best SOCCER players in the world._ * _Toutes les semaines, il regarde du FOOT à la télé._ _Every week, he watches SOCCER on TV._ DERIVED TERMS * ballon de foot

foot m (uncountable, plural [please provide])

  1. (colloquial) association football; football, soccer

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