from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A foot or footlike part, especially the foot of a four-footed vertebrate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the foot of a human
  • n. the hoof of a quadruped
  • n. clubfoot or talipes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The distal segment of the hind limb of vertebrates, including the tarsus and foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of peace.
  • n. A Middle English form of piece.
  • n. In anatomy and zoology:
  • n. The foot; the third and distal segment of the hind limb of a vertebrate, consisting of the tarsus, metatarsus, and phalanges: the correlative of manus of the fore limb.
  • n. A foot-like part or organ; a peduncle, or base of support.
  • n. In music: Same as ground bass (which see, under bass).
  • n. Same as podatus.
  • n. In prosody, either of the two quatrains which form the first part of a sonnet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint


Latin pēs; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • It's part of the phrase pes Petruś pava-c traula-c.

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  • When other groups of muscles are affected at the same time, compound deformities, such as pes calcaneo-valgus, are more likely to result.

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  • The president soon will face a fundamental strategic choice: whether to bend to the power of larger Republican House and Senate contingents in ho pes of accomplishing a few goals, or to resist them and risk the onset of full political gridlock.

    Big Personality Out, Smaller Agenda In

  • Next on the menu are dosas — paper-thin Indian cr ê pes — and savory snacks known as chaat.

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  • A crepe-maker pours batter onto the circular hot plate at Cr pes du Nord, a four-month-old French-Scandanavian cr perie and wine bar in the Financial District.

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  • Wall Street diners pack the tiny, four-month-old Cr pes du Nord for a relaxed but fancy lunch of cr pes.


  • Cr pes du Nord is at 17 S. Williams St. and serves lunch weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • "We're seeing sort of a comeback," said Morten Sohlberg, owner of Cr pes du Nord and founder of the Sm rgas Chef Restaurant Group, with three other Scandinavian restaurants in New York.


  • Camper John Bookman, now in his third week, says after a few early missteps, he has mastered cr pes stuffed with smoked chicken and vegetables.

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  • Here, savory cr pes are more popular and so the brothers adjusted the menu to offer more of those options.

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