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  1. (countable) A biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg. transl.
  2. (anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. transl.
  3. (uncountable, often used attributively) Travel by walking.
  4. (countable) The base or bottom of anything. transl.
  5. (countable) The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
  6. (countable) The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. coord.
  7. (countable) A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. transl.
  8. (countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres. usage coord.
  9. (music) A unit of measure for organ pipes equal to the wavelength of two octaves above middle C, approximately 328 mm.
  10. (military, collective) Foot soldiers; infantry. coord.
  11. (countable, cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
  12. (countable, sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
  13. (countable, printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. coord.
  14. (printing) The base of a piece of type, forming the sides of the groove.
  15. (countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. transl.
  16. (phonology) The parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads.
  17. (countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail. coord. transl.
  18. (countable, billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
  19. (botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
  20. (countable, malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc or a gastropod by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
  21. (countable, molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein. coord.
  22. (countable, geometry) The point of intersection of one line with another that is perpendicular to it.
  23. (uncountable) Fundamental principle; basis; plan.
  24. (uncountable) Recognized condition; rank; footing.
  1. (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
  2. (transitive) To pay (a bill).
  3. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
  4. To walk.
  5. To tread.
  6. (obsolete) To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  7. To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.).
  8. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up.
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