Foolify to Footstep
(Fool"i*fy) v. t. [Fool + -fy.] To make a fool of; to befool. [R.] Holland.
1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise.
I am a very foolish fond old man.Shak.
2. Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment
or discretion; as, a foolish act.
3. Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible.
A foolish figure he must make.Prior.
Syn. Absurd; shallow; shallow-brained; brainless; simple; irrational; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; incautious; silly; ridiculous; vain; trifling; contemptible.
(Fool"ish*ly), adv. In a foolish manner.
1. The quality of being foolish.
2. A foolish practice; an absurdity.
The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness.1 Cor. i. 18.
(Fool"-large`) a. [OF. follarge. See Fool, and Large.] Foolishly liberal. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fool"-lar*gesse`) n. [See Fool- large, Largess.] Foolish expenditure; waste. [Obs.]
(Fools"cap`) n. [So called from the watermark of a fool's cap and bells used by old paper
makers. See Fool's cap, under Fool.] A writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and
folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper.
(Foot) n.; pl. Feet [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. fot, pl. fet; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G.
fuss, Icel. fotr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. fotus, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. pad, Icel. fet step, pace
measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way. &radic77, 250. Cf. Antipodes, Cap-a-pie, Expedient,
Fet to fetch, Fetlock, Fetter, Pawn a piece in chess, Pedal.]
1. (Anat.) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that
part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes.
2. (Zoöl.) The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral
region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum.
3. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
4. The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a
row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the
procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed.
And now at footMilton.
Of heaven's ascent they lift their feet.