(Script.), to preserve decorum. "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God." Eccl. v. 1.
To put one's foot down, to take a resolute stand; to be determined. [Colloq.] To put the best
foot foremost, to make a good appearance; to do one's best. [Colloq.] To set on foot, to put in
motion; to originate; as, to set on foot a subscription. To put, or set, one on his feet, to put one
in a position to go on; to assist to start. Under foot. (a) Under the feet; (Fig.) at one's mercy; as,
to trample under foot. Gibbon. (b) Below par. [Obs.] "They would be forced to sell . . . far under
(Foot) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Footed; p. pr. & vb. n. Footing.]
1. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip. Dryden.
2. To walk; opposed to ride or fly. Shak.
(Foot), v. t.
1. To kick with the foot; to spurn. Shak.
2. To set on foot; to establish; to land. [Obs.]
What confederacy have you with the traitorsShak.
Late footed in the kingdom?
3. To tread; as, to foot the green. Tickell.
4. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.
5. To seize or strike with the talon. [Poet.] Shak.
6. To renew the foot of, as of a stocking. Shak.
To foot a bill, to pay it. [Colloq.] To foot it, to walk; also, to dance.
If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try, for once, who can foot it farthest.Dryden.
(Foot"ball`) n. An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder
incased in Leather. Waller.
2. The game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals. Arbuthnot.
(Foot"band`) n. A band of foot soldiers. [Obs.]
(Foot"bath`) n. A bath for the feet; also, a vessel used in bathing the feet.
1. A board or narrow platfrom upon which one may stand or brace his feet; as: (a) The platform for the
engineer and fireman of a locomotive. (b) The foot-rest of a coachman's box.
2. A board forming the foot of a bedstead.
3. A treadle.
(Foot"boy`) n. A page; an attendant in livery; a lackey. Shak.
(Foot"breadth`) n. The breadth of a foot; used as a measure. Longfellow.
Not so much as a footbreadth.Deut. ii. 5.