from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that is an indicated number of feet in height or length. Often used in combination.
  • noun Textual information, such as a title, date, or page number, positioned in the bottom margin of a page and usually repeated throughout a document.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who goes on foot; a walker.
  • noun In falconry, a hawk which seizes its prey with its talons.
  • noun A stroke with the foot; a kick at a foot-ball.
  • noun An idler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a person who travels by foot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun computing A line of information printed at the bottom of a page as identification of the document (compare foot, 12).
  • noun in combination something that is a stated number of feet in some dimension - such as a six-footer.
  • noun in combination someone who has a preference for a certain foot - such as right-footer/left-footer
  • noun chiefly UK, slang football / soccer.
  • verb Ireland (slang) To meddle with or pass time without accomplishing anything meaningful.

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

  • noun a person who travels by foot
  • noun (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet
  • noun a printed note placed below the text on a printed page


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