n. In man and other vertebrate animals, the terminal part of the leg, upon which the body rests in standing; one of the pedal extremities.n. In man the feet are the terminal segments of the posterior limbs, corresponding to the hands or the anterior extremities, and extending from the ankle-joint or tibiotarsal articulation to the end of the toes. The foot is divided into three parts, the tarsus or ankle, the metatarsus or instep, and the phalanges, digits, or toes. It contains 26 bones: namely, 7 tarsals, the astragalus, calcaneum, scaphoid, cuboid, and 3 cuneiform bones; 5 metatarsals; and 14 phalanges, 3 to each of the digits except the great toe, which has 2. The axis of the foot is at right angles with that of the leg, and the whole sole rests upon the ground. The principal muscles acting upon the foot are the anterior and posterior tibial, the three peroneal, the gastrocnemii and soleus, and the flexors and extensors of the toes. In many mammals the structure of the foot is much the same as in man, especially in those which are plantigrade; but the term is extended usually to the corresponding segment of the fore limb. In digitigrade mammals which walk upon the toes, as cats and dogs, or upon the ends of the toes, as in hoofed quadrupeds, the foot, properly speaking, extends up the limb: thus, in the horse, for example, the feet reach up to the hock of the hind limb and the so-called knee of the fore limb (see cut under perissodactyl); but in popular language foot is restricted to the phalangeal part of foot, which rests on the ground in walking. In birds the foot is properly the whole of the hind limb up to the tibiotarsal joint, commonly but wrongly called the knee, and includes the tarsometatarsus and toes; but it is popularly restricted to the toes alone. In reptiles and batrachians which have limbs, the foot is the terminal segment of either fore or hind limb, as in other vertebrates. The hind foot is technically called the pes.n. In invertebrate animals, some part serving the purpose of a foot.n. Milit., soldiers who march and fight on foot; infantry as distinguished from cavalry: used collectively for foot-soldiers: as, a regiment of foot; the Tenth (regiment of) foot.n. Something which bears a resemblance to an animal's foot in shape, or in its office as a support or base, or in its position as a terminus or lowest part.n. Specifically— The part of a stocking or boot which receives the foot.n. A mechanical contrivance acting like the foot of a man in the propulsion of automatic machines.n. The lower part of the leg of a chair or any other support or shaft.n. The lowest part or foundation; the part opposite to the head or top; the bottom; also, the last of a row or series: as, the foot of a mountain, of a column, or of a class.n. A blow with the foot.n. The concluding refrain or burden of a song.n. Footing; basis; principle: used only in the singular.n. Regular or normal value or price; par.n. A unit of length, originally the length of a man's foot. Abbreviated ft.n. A foot of grindstone was formerly 8 inches.n. [In this sense foot was formerly, and still is dialectally, often used for the plural, as well as in idiomatic combinations like a three-foot reflector, an 8-foot stop.n. In prosody, a group of syllables, of which one is distinguished above the others, which are relatively less marked in enunciation; a section of a rhythmical series consisting of a thesis and an arsis.n. In music:n. A drone-bass.n. A chorus or refrain; a burden.n. In organ-building: The part of a pipe below its mouth. A measure or name used in denoting the pitch of stops.n. The commercial name for one of the small plates of tortoise-shell which line the carapace: commonly used in the plural.n. One of the small marginal plates of the upper shell of the hawkbill turtle. Also called nose.n. Sediment: same as foots.n. In Crustacea, the swimming-feet or abdominal appendages.n. In health or activity; able to go about.n. In progress; going on.n. To appear to the best advantage; make as good an appearance or impression as possible; use one's most effective resources; do one's very best.To go on foot; walk.To tread to measure or music; dance; skip.In falconry, to seize the game with the talons and kill it.To amount to; sum up: as, their purchases footed up pretty high.To tread with the feet, as in walking; traverse on foot; pass over by walking: as, to foot the green; to foot the whole distance.To strike with the foot; kick; spurn.To fix firmly on the feet; set up; settle; establish.To seize with the foot or feet, or paws or talons.To add or make a foot to: as, to foot a stocking or boot.To add, as the numbers in a column, and set the sum at the foot: generally with up: as, to foot up an account.To pay; liquidate: as, to foot the bill.To dance.n. Nautical: The lower edge of a sail.n. The part of a mast near the deck.n. In botany, one of various organs of attachment.