from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.
- n. A plantigrade animal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground.
- n. A plantigrade animal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades.
- adj. Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.
- n. A plantigrade animal, or one that walks or steps on the sole of the foot, as man, and the bears.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Walking on the whole sole of the foot; having the characters of, or pertaining to, the Plantigrada: opposed to digitigrade.
- n. A plantigrade mammal; a member of the Plantigrada.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do)
- n. an animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
French : Latin planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots + Latin -gradus, going (from gradī, to walk, go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)