Definitions

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

  • adv. On foot; walking.
  • adv. In the process of being carried out; astir: plans afoot to resign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. On foot.
  • adv. In motion; in action; astir; in progress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. On foot.
  • adv. Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress.

from The 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.

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

  • adv. on foot; walking
  • adj. currently in progress
  • adj. traveling by foot

Etymologies

From a- +‎ foot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • ""Hi Girls, PLEASE you can use the shoes, because to walk naked afoot you disturb the people. THANKS GIRLS."
    We stared at it in wonderment for a few minutes. Walking naked afoot? How could that possibly upset the elderly woman we'd come to learn lived below us? If she had complained about the loud music on the weekend, or the constant drone of the television, or let alone the revolving door of college girls who paraded through the apartment and chattered loudly in the staircase at all hours of the day, I would have conceded she was right. But bare feet?"
    - Stephanie Peters, 'Le Scarpe'.

    February 18, 2009

  • "Strange things are afoot at the Circle K."
    ~ Ted

    February 13, 2008