American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. On foot; walking.
- adv. In the process of being carried out; astir: plans afoot to resign.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On foot; walking: opposed to on horseback, or in a carriage or other conveyance: as, he was mounted, but I came afoot.
- In a condition to walk about, as after sickness.
- Astir; stirring; about.
- In progress; in course of being carried out: as, there is mischief afoot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. On foot.
- adv. Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress.
- adv. on foot; walking.
- adj. currently in progress
- adj. traveling by foot
- From a- + foot. (Wiktionary)
“Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.”
“There will be more afoot, in other words, than sonic silliness.”
“But in the wider context, something greater is afoot, which is the assembling of all the institutions of State by which one may say "we have become an Independent Sovereign State".”
“One thing I think is relevant, assuming there ` s a terrorist plot afoot, which is a very big assumption.”
“But now the deer turned to the right and made for a distant thicket, and Lionel saw the young hunter spring from his lagging steed, and, with a stout cord reeled around his arm, dash after the stag afoot, while hounds and hunters panted far behind.”
“Hartmann's article did not change my mind, but it did force me to realize that the issue is really "afoot," as they say.”
“The team looked fractured from order up on high at the end of the prior season, but something else was afoot which is revealed.”
“I rather liked the premise, it sounded like a good comedy to read during a vacation, but then you said "afoot".”
“With the evidence already gathered, the game is afoot, meaning this week is too late to stop sharing those movies and expect to get away with it.”
“Bones got "afoot" — the great body did need rest at times — and waited tensely.”
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Words with the prefix "a"
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