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bears (root: bear)


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Noun bears has 2 senses

Verb bears has 13 senses


bearsv. t. [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. gebären, Goth. baíran to bear or carry, Icel. bera, Sw. bära, Dan. bære, OHG. beran, peran, L. ferre to bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav. brati to take, carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh to bear. Fertile.].
  •  To support or sustain; to hold up.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To support and remove or carry; to convey.  [1913 Webster]
    "I 'll bear your logs the while."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bear them to my house."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess and use, as power; to exercise.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every man should bear rule in his own house."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ancient grudge I bear him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,
    Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "I cannot bear
    The murmur of this lake to hear.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "My punishment is greater than I can bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To gain or win.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some think to bear it by speaking a great word."  [1913 Webster]
    "She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of friends and bribing of the judge."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "He shall bear their iniquities."  [1913 Webster]
    "Somewhat that will bear your charges."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To render or give; to bring forward.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To carry on, or maintain; to have.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.  [1913 Webster]
    "In all criminal cases the most favorable interpretation should be put on words that they can possibly bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To manage, wield, or direct.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To afford; to be to; to supply with.  [1913 Webster]
    "His faithful dog shall bear him company."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage restricts the past participle born to the sense of brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as the past participle."  [1913 Webster]
    "Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore."  [1913 Webster]
To bear down. (a) To force into a lower place; to carry down; to depress or sink. “His nose, . . . large as were the others, bore them down into insignificance.” Marryat. (b) To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an enemy. -- To bear a hand. (a) To help; to give assistance. (b) (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick. -- To bear in hand, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] “How you were borne in hand, how crossed.” Shak. -- To bear in mind, to remember. -- To bear off. (a) To restrain; to keep from approach. (b) (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat. (c) To gain; to carry off, as a prize. (d) (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent. -- To bear one hard, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] “Cæsar doth bear me hard.” Shak. -- To bear out. (a) To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the last. “Company only can bear a man out in an ill thing.” South. (b) To corroborate; to confirm. -- To bear up, to support; to keep from falling or sinking. “Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings.” Addison.
Syn. -- To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer; endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.
bearsv. i. 
  •  To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.  [1913 Webster]
    "This age to blossom, and the next to bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To suffer, as in carrying a burden.  [1913 Webster]
    "But man is born to bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To endure with patience; to be patient.  [1913 Webster]
    "I can not, can not bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To press; -- with on or upon, or against.  [1913 Webster]
    "These men bear hard on the suspected party."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.  [1913 Webster]
    "Her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.  [1913 Webster]
To bear against, to approach for attack or seizure; as, a lion bears against his prey. [Obs.] -- To bear away (Naut.), to change the course of a ship, and make her run before the wind. -- To bear back, to retreat.Bearing back from the blows of their sable antagonist.” Sir W. Scott. -- To bear down upon (Naut.), to approach from the windward side; as, the fleet bore down upon the enemy. -- To bear in with (Naut.), to run or tend toward; as, a ship bears in with the land. -- To bear off (Naut.), to steer away, as from land. -- To bear up. (a) To be supported; to have fortitude; to be firm; not to sink; as, to bear up under afflictions. (b) (Naut.) To put the helm up (or to windward) and so put the ship before the wind; to bear away. Hamersly. -- To bear upon (Mil.), to be pointed or situated so as to affect; to be pointed directly against, or so as to hit (the object); as, to bring or plant guns so as to bear upon a fort or a ship; the artillery bore upon the center. -- To bear up to, to tend or move toward; as, to bear up to one another. -- To bear with, to endure; to be indulgent to; to forbear to resent, oppose, or punish.
     A bier.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
bearsn. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. bär, Icel. & Sw. björn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh`r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.].
  •  Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.  [1913 Webster]
    "The European brown bear (Ursus arctos), the white polar bear (Ursus maritimus), the grizzly bear (Ursus horribilis), the American black bear, and its variety the cinnamon bear (Ursus Americanus), the Syrian bear (Ursus Syriacus), and the sloth bear, are among the notable species."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.  [1913 Webster]
    " The bears and bulls of the Stock Exchange, whose interest it is, the one to depress, and the other to raise, stocks, are said to be so called in allusion to the bear's habit of pulling down, and the bull's of tossing up."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A portable punching machine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.  [1913 Webster]
Australian bear. (Zoöl.) See Koala. -- Bear baiting, the sport of baiting bears with dogs. -- Bear caterpillar (Zoöl.), the hairy larva of a moth, esp. of the genus Euprepia. -- Bear garden. (a) A place where bears are kept for diversion or fighting. (b) Any place where riotous conduct is common or permitted. M. Arnold. -- Bear leader, one who leads about a performing bear for money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of a young man on his travels.
bearsv. t. 
     To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.  [1913 Webster]
bearsn. [AS. bere. See Barley.].
     Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare).  [1913 Webster]


bears, v. (past bore; past part. borne, born)

bear arms
1 carry weapons; serve as a soldier.
2 wear or display heraldic devices. bear away (or off) win (a prize etc.). bear down exert downward pressure. bear down on approach rapidly or purposefully. bear fruit have results. bear a hand help. bear hard on oppress. bear in mind take into account having remembered. bear on (or upon) be relevant to. bear out support or confirm (an account or the person giving it). bear repeating be worth repetition. bear up raise one's spirits; not despair. bear with treat forbearingly; tolerate patiently. bear witness testify.
In the passive born is used with reference to birth (e.g. was born in July), except for borne by foll. by the name of the mother (e.g. was borne by Sarah).
1 tr. carry, bring, or take (esp. visibly) (bear gifts).
2 tr. show; be marked by; have as an attribute or characteristic (bear marks of violence; bears no relation to the case; bore no name).
3 tr. a produce, yield (fruit etc.). b give birth to (has borne a son; was born last week).
4 tr. a sustain (a weight, responsibility, cost, etc.). b stand, endure (an ordeal, difficulty, etc.).
5 tr. (usu. with neg. or interrog.) a tolerate; put up with (can't bear him; how can you bear it?). b admit of; be fit for (does not bear thinking about).
6 tr. carry in thought or memory (bear a grudge).
7 intr. veer in a given direction (bear left).
8 tr. bring or provide (something needed) (bear him company).
9 refl. behave (in a certain way).
bears, n. & v.
1 any large heavy mammal of the family Ursidae, having thick fur and walking on its soles.
2 a rough, unmannerly, or uncouth person.
3 Stock Exch. a person who sells shares hoping to buy them back later at a lower price.
4 = TEDDY.
5 (the Bear) colloq. Russia.
--v. Stock Exch.
1 intr. speculate for a fall in price.
2 tr. produce a fall in the price of (stocks etc.).

bear-baiting hist. an entertainment involving setting dogs to attack a captive bear. bear-hug a tight embrace. bear market Stock Exch. a market with falling prices. bear's breech a kind of acanthus, Acanthus mollis. bear's ear auricula. bear's foot a hellebore, Helleborus fetidus. the Great Bear, the Little Bear two constellations near the North Pole. like a bear with a sore head Brit. colloq. very irritable.
OE bera f. WG



Cape polecat, Tartar, abide, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, allow, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend, author, avail, back, back up, bar, be confined, be equal to, be worthy of, bear a child, bear account, bear fruit, bear on, bear out, bear the market, bear up, bear upon, bear with, bear young, beget, bide, birth, blink at, bolster, bolster up, boost, bosom, bow, brace, brave, breed, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, brook, buck, bull, bull the market, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, buoy up, butt, butt against, buttress, calve, carry, cast, cause, cavy, chaperon, cheer, cherish, chimp, chimpanzee, cling to, clip, companion, comport, conceive, concern, condone, conduct, confirm, connive at, consort with, convey, convoy, coon, correspond, corroborate, countenance, cradle, cram, crank, create, crosspatch, crowd, crush, crutch, cushion, defer, deliver, demean, deport, develop, dig, digest, display, dispose, do, do it, dragon, drive, drop, effect, effectuate, elbow, embosom, embrace, encourage, endure, engender, entertain, escort, establish, exhibit, experience, fabricate, farrow, fashion, father, fawn, feist, ferret, ferry, fill the bill, finance, fire-eater, fly, foal, fondle, force, form, foster, foumart, found, freight, fructify, fruit, fulfill, fund, furnish, fury, generate, gestate, get by, give birth, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, give support, glutton, go, go around, go on, goad, grizzly bear, grouch, groundhog, guinea pig, hack it, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, harbor, have, have a baby, have and hold, have young, head, hear of, hedgehog, hold, hold a heading, hold on to, hold out, hold up, hothead, hotspur, hug, hump, hurtle, hustle, inaugurate, incline, indulge, influence, institute, invent, invite, involve, jab, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, just do, keep, keep afloat, keep up, kitten, labor, lamb, lead, lend support, lie in, lift, light out, litter, lug, lump, lump it, mainstay, maintain, make, make allowances for, make do, make the grade, manhandle, manipulate the market, meet, meet requirements, merit, monk, monkey, mother, mousehound, move, multiply, nudge, nurse, nurture, occasion, opossum, originate, overlook, pack, parallel, pass, pass muster, peg the market, permit, persevere, pertain, pile drive, pillow, point, poke, polecat, porcupine, possess, possum, prairie dog, press, procreate, prod, produce, prop, prop up, propagate, provoke, punch, pup, push, put up with, qualify, quill pig, quit, raccoon, raid the market, ram, ram down, rattle, reach, realize, refer, reinforce, relate, reproduce, rig the market, run, run against, satisfy, serve, serve the purpose, set, set afloat, set on foot, set out, set up, shake, shape, shore, shore up, short, short account, short interest, short seller, short side, shorts, shoulder, shove, show, sire, skunk, sorehead, spare, spare the price, spawn, squab, squash, squeeze, squish, stand, stand for, stand up, stand up to, stay, steer, stick, stick out, still, stomach, stress, stretch, strike out, submit, subsidize, substantiate, subvention, subventionize, suffer, suffice, support, survive, sustain, swallow, sweat out, take, take it, take off, take up with, tamp, tend, tend to go, throw, thrust, tie in with, tolerate, torment, torture, tote, touch, touch on, touch upon, transport, travail, treasure, treasure up, trend, try, turn, turn out, ugly customer, underbrace, undergird, undergo, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, uphold, upkeep, verge, waft, warrant, wash sales, weasel, well afford, whelp, whipsaw, whisk, whistle-pig, wing, wink at, wish, withstand, wolverine, woodchuck, work, yean, yield, zoril




N merchant, trader, dealer, monger, chandler, salesman, changer, regrater, shopkeeper, shopman, tradesman, tradespeople, tradesfolk, retailer, chapman, hawker, huckster, higgler, pedlar, colporteur, cadger, Autolycus, sutler, vivandiere, costerman, costermonger, tallyman, camelot, faker, vintner, money broker, money changer, money lender, cambist, usurer, moneyer, banker, jobber, broker, buyer, seller, bear, bull, concern, firm.

Stock Market

N stock market, stock exchange, securities exchange, bourse, board, the big board, the New York Stock Exchange, the market, the open market, over-the-counter market, privately traded issues, commodities exchange, futures exchange, futures market, the pit, the floor, ticker, stock ticker, quotation, stock index, market index, the Dow Jones Index, the Dow Industrials, the transportation index, utilities, the utilities index, the New York Stock Exchange index, the Nikkei index, the Financial Times index, the FTI, the over-the-counter index, NASDAQ index, broker, stockbroker, jobber, stock dealer, odd-lot dealer, specialist, investor, speculator, operator, bull, buyer, bear, short seller, scalper, arbitrager, arbitrageur, stockholder, share-holder, stockholder of record, bond holder, coupon- clipper, investment, speculation.


VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.


VB feel, receive an impression, be impressed with, entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling, respond, catch the flame, catch the infection, enter the spirit of, bear, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole, aby, abide, experience, taste, prove, labor under, smart under, bear the brunt of, brave, stand, swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, change color, mantle, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turn black in the face, tingle, thrill, heave, pant, throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter, shake, be agitated, be excited, look blue, look black, wince, draw a deep breath, impress.


VB be supported, lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on, have at one's back, bestride, bestraddle, support, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder, hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up, uphold, upbear, prop, under prop, under pin, under set, riprap, bandage, give support, furnish support, afford support, supply support, lend support, give foundations, furnish foundations, afford foundations, supply foundations, lend foundations, bottom, found, base, ground, imbed, embed, maintain, keep on foot, aid.


N discourtesy, ill breeding, ill manners, bad manners, ungainly manners, insuavity, uncourteousness rusticity, inurbanity, illiberality, incivility displacency, disrespect, procacity, impudence: barbarism, barbarity, misbehavior, brutality, blackguardism, conduct unbecoming a gentleman, grossieret_e, brusquerie, vulgarity, churlishness, spinosity, perversity, moroseness, sternness, austerity, moodishness, captiousness, cynicism, tartness, acrimony, acerbity, virulence, asperity, scowl, black looks, frown, short answer, rebuff, hard words, contumely, unparliamentary language, personality, bear, bruin, brute, blackguard, beast, unlicked cub, frump, crosspatch, saucebox, crooked stick, grizzly, discourteous, uncourteous, uncourtly, ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned, unbred, unmannerly, unmannered, impolite, unpolite, unpolished, uncivilized, ungenteel, ungentleman-like, ungentlemanly, unladylike, blackguard, vulgar, dedecorous, foul- mouthed foul-spoken, abusive, uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious, cool, pert, forward, obtrusive, impudent, rude, saucy, precocious, repulsive, uncomplaisant, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungallant, inaffable, ungentle, ungainly, rough, rugged, bluff, blunt, gruff, churlish, boorish, bearish, brutal, brusque, stern, harsh, austere, cavalier, taint, sour, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, doggish, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious, snarling, surly, surly as a bear, perverse, grim, sullen, peevish, untactful, impolitic, undiplomatic, artless, discourteously, with discourtesy, with a bad grace.


VB transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate, convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry, carry over, ferry over, hand pass, forward, shift, conduct, convoy, bring, fetch, reach, tote, port, import, export, send, delegate, consign, relegate, turn over to, deliver, ship, embark, waft, shunt, transpose, displace, throw, drag, mail, post, shovel, ladle, decant, draft off, transfuse, infuse, siphon.


N possibility, potentiality, what may be, what is possible, compatibility, practicability, feasibility, practicableness, contingency, chance, V, be possible, stand a chance, admit of, bear, render possible, put in the way of, Adj, possible, in the cards, on the dice, in posse, within the bounds of possibility, conceivable, credible, compatible, likely, practicable, feasible, performable, achievable, within reach, within measurable distance, accessible, superable, surmountable, attainable, obtainable, contingent barely possible, marginally possible, just possible, possible but improbably, (improbable), theoretically possible, Adv, possibly, by possibility, perhaps, perchance, peradventure, maybe, may be, haply, mayhap, if possible, wind and weather permitting, God willing, Deo volente, D, possible, in the cards, on the dice, in posse, within the bounds of possibility, conceivable, credible, compatible, likely, practicable, feasible, performable, achievable, within reach, within measurable distance, accessible, superable, surmountable, attainable, obtainable, contingent barely possible, marginally possible, just possible, possible but improbably, (improbable), theoretically possible, possibly, by possibility, perhaps, perchance, peradventure, maybe, may be, haply, mayhap, if possible, wind and weather permitting, God willing, Deo volente, D, V, as luck may have it, misericordia Domini inter pontem et fontent, the glories of the Possible are ours, anything is possible, in theory possible, but in practise unlikely.

VB be possible, stand a chance, admit of, bear, render possible, put in the way of.

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun foot has 11 senses

Verb foot has 3 senses


footn. [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f, pl. f; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. pād, Icel. fet step, pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way. √77, 250. Cf. Antipodes, Cap-a-pie, Expedient, Fet to fetch, Fetlock, Fetter, Pawn a piece in chess, Pedal.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain, column, or page; 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; ; the foot of the page.  [1913 Webster]
    "And now at foot
    Of heaven's ascent they lift their feet.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular.  [1913 Webster]
    "Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular.  [1913 Webster]
    "As to his being on the foot of a servant."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.  [1913 Webster]
    " This measure is supposed to be taken from the length of a man's foot. It differs in length in different countries. In the United States and in England it is 304.8 millimeters."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The lower edge of a sail.  [1913 Webster]
    " Foot is often used adjectively, signifying of or pertaining to a foot or the feet, or to the base or lower part. It is also much used as the first of compounds."  [1913 Webster]
Foot artillery. (Mil.) (a) Artillery soldiers serving in foot. (b) Heavy artillery. Farrow. -- Foot bank (Fort.), a raised way within a parapet. -- Foot barracks (Mil.), barracks for infantery. -- Foot bellows, a bellows worked by a treadle. Knight. -- Foot company (Mil.), a company of infantry. Milton. -- Foot gear, covering for the feet, as stocking, shoes, or boots. -- Foot hammer (Mach.), a small tilt hammer moved by a treadle. -- Foot iron. (a) The step of a carriage. (b) A fetter. -- Foot jaw. (Zoöl.) See Maxilliped. -- Foot key (Mus.), an organ pedal. -- Foot level (Gunnery), a form of level used in giving any proposed angle of elevation to a piece of ordnance. Farrow. -- Foot mantle, a long garment to protect the dress in riding; a riding skirt. [Obs.] -- Foot page, an errand boy; an attendant. [Obs.] -- Foot passenger, one who passes on foot, as over a road or bridge. -- Foot pavement, a paved way for foot passengers; a footway; a trottoir. -- Foot poet, an inferior poet; a poetaster. [R.] Dryden. -- Foot post. (a) A letter carrier who travels on foot. (b) A mail delivery by means of such carriers. -- Fot pound, Foot poundal. (Mech.) See Foot pound and Foot poundal, in the Vocabulary. -- Foot press (Mach.), a cutting, embossing, or printing press, moved by a treadle. -- Foot race, a race run by persons on foot. Cowper. -- Foot rail, a railroad rail, with a wide flat flange on the lower side. -- Foot rot, an ulcer in the feet of sheep; claw sickness. -- Foot rule, a rule or measure twelve inches long. -- Foot screw, an adjusting screw which forms a foot, and serves to give a machine or table a level standing on an uneven place. -- Foot secretion. (Zoöl.) See Sclerobase. -- Foot soldier, a soldier who serves on foot. -- Foot stick (Printing), a beveled piece of furniture placed against the foot of the page, to hold the type in place. -- Foot stove, a small box, with an iron pan, to hold hot coals for warming the feet. -- Foot tubercle. (Zoöl.) See Parapodium. -- Foot valve (Steam Engine), the valve that opens to the air pump from the condenser. -- Foot vise, a kind of vise the jaws of which are operated by a treadle. -- Foot waling (Naut.), the inside planks or lining of a vessel over the floor timbers. Totten. -- Foot wall (Mining), the under wall of an inclosed vein.
By foot, or On foot, by walking; as, to pass a stream on foot. -- Cubic foot. See under Cubic. -- Foot and mouth disease, a contagious disease (Eczema epizoötica) of cattle, sheep, swine, etc., characterized by the formation of vesicles and ulcers in the mouth and about the hoofs. -- Foot of the fine (Law), the concluding portion of an acknowledgment in court by which, formerly, the title of land was conveyed. See Fine of land, under Fine, n.; also Chirograph. (b). -- Square foot. See under Square. -- To be on foot, to be in motion, action, or process of execution. -- To keep the foot (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 one on his feet, 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.” Bacon.
footv. i. 
  •  To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
footv. t. 
  •  To kick with the foot; to spurn.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set on foot; to establish; to land.  [1913 Webster]
    "What confederacy have you with the traitors
    Late footed in the kingdom?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tread; as, to foot the green.  Tickell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To seize or strike with the talon.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To renew the foot of, as of a stocking.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try, for once, who can foot it farthest."  [1913 Webster]
To foot a bill, to pay it. [Colloq.] -- To foot it, to walk; also, to dance.


foot, n. & v.
--n. (pl. feet)
1 a the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle. b the part of a sock etc. covering the foot.
2 a the lower or lowest part of anything, e.g. a mountain, a page, stairs, etc. b the lower end of a table. c the end of a bed where the user's feet normally rest.
3 the base, often projecting, of anything extending vertically.
4 a step, pace, or tread; a manner of walking (fleet of foot).
5 (pl. feet or foot) a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches (30.48 cm).
6 Prosody a a group of syllables (one usu. stressed) constituting a metrical unit. b a similar unit of speech etc.
7 Brit. hist. infantry (a regiment of foot).
8 Zool. the locomotive or adhesive organ of invertebrates.
9 Bot. the part by which a petal is attached.
10 a device on a sewing-machine for holding the material steady as it is sewn.
11 (pl. foots) a dregs; oil refuse. b coarse sugar.
1 (usu. as foot it) a traverse (esp. a long distance) by foot. b dance.
2 pay (a bill, esp. one considered large).

at a person's feet as a person's disciple or subject. feet of clay a fundamental weakness in a person otherwise revered. foot-and-mouth disease a contagious viral disease of cattle etc. foot-fault (in lawn tennis) incorrect placement of the feet while serving. foot-pound the amount of energy required to raise
1 lb.
a distance of
1 foot. foot-pound-second system a system of measurement with these as basic units. foot-rot a bacterial disease of the feet in sheep and cattle. foot-rule a ruler 1 foot long. foot-soldier a soldier who fights on foot. get one's feet wet begin to participate. have one's (or both) feet on the ground be practical. have a foot in the door have a prospect of success. have one foot in the grave be near death or very old. my foot! int. expressing strong contradiction. not put a foot wrong make no mistakes. off one's feet so as to be unable to stand, or in a state compared with this (was rushed off my feet). on foot walking, not riding etc. put one's best foot forward make every effort; proceed with determination. put one's feet up colloq. take a rest.
put one's foot down colloq.
1 be firmly insistent or repressive.
2 accelerate a motor vehicle. put one's foot in it colloq. commit a blunder or indiscretion. set foot on (or in) enter; go into. set on foot put (an action, process, etc.) in motion. under one's feet in the way. under foot on the ground.
footed adj. (also in comb.). footless adj.
OE fot f. Gmc



Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, add, amble, ambulate, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, ankle, antispast, arch, arsis, bacchius, ball the jack, barge, barrel, base, baseboard, basement, beat, boltrope, boom, bowl along, breeze, breeze along, brush, bundle, cadence, caesura, canvas, cast, catalexis, chassis, chloriamb, chloriambus, circumambulate, clew, clip, clog, cloth, clubfoot, clump, colon, counterpoint, cretic, cringle, crowd of sail, cut along, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, dado, dance, diaeresis, digit, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, dog, drag, drift, earing, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, extremity, feminine caesura, fetlock, figure, fleet, flit, float, flounce, fly, fly low, foot it, footing, footslog, fore-and-aft sail, forefoot, forepaw, foundation, fox-trot, frame, gather way, ghost, glide, go fast, halt, harefoot, head, heel, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, highball, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof, hoof it, hop, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, instep, ionic, jaywalk, jingle, jog, jog on, jolt, jump, keel, leech, leg, leg it, lilt, limp, luff, lumber, lunge, lurch, make headway, make knots, make sternway, make way, masculine caesura, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metron, mince, molossus, mopboard, mora, movement, muslin, nadir, nip, numbers, outstrip the wind, pace, pad, paddle, paeon, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pedestrianize, peg, pentameter, pentapody, perambulate, period, peripateticate, pes, piaffe, piaffer, pied, plain sail, plod, plow the deep, pour it on, prance, press of sail, proceleusmatic, pug, pyrrhic, quantity, rack, rag, reduced sail, reef point, reefed sail, rhythm, ride, ride the sea, rip, roll, run, sail, sashay, saunter, scorch, scud, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shake, shamble, shimmy, shoemold, shoot, shuffle, shuffle along, sidle, single-foot, sizzle, skim, skip, slink, slip, slither, slog, slouch, sole, speed, splayfoot, spondee, sprung rhythm, square sail, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stomp, storm along, straddle, straggle, stress, stride, stroll, strut, stump, stump it, sum, summate, swagger, sweep, swing, syzygy, tap-dance, tear, tear along, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thesis, thunder along, tittup, toddle, toe, tootsy, tot, total, tote, totter, traipse, tread, tribrach, trimeter, trip, tripody, triseme, trochee, trotter, trudge, ungula, waddle, wainscot, walk, walk the waters, waltz, wamble, whisk, whiz, wiggle, wobble, zing, zip, zoom




N poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring, versification, rhyming, making verses, prosody, orthometry, poem, epic, epic poem, epopee, epopoea, ode, epode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, dithyramb, anacreontic, sonnet, roundelay, rondeau, rondo, madrigal, canzonet, cento, monody, elegy, amoebaeum, ghazal, palinode, dramatic poetry, lyric poetry, opera, posy, anthology, disjecta membra poetae song, ballad, lay, love song, drinking song, war song, sea song, lullaby, music, nursery rhymes, doggerel, Hudibrastic verse, prose run mad, macaronics, macaronic verse, leonine verse, runes, canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain, strophe, antistrophe, verse, rhyme, assonance, crambo, meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm, accentuation, dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest, hexameter, pentameter, Alexandrine, anacrusis, antispast, blank verse, ictus, elegiacs, elegiac verse, elegaic meter, elegaic poetry, poet, poet laureate, laureate, bard, lyrist, scald, skald, troubadour, trouvere, minstrel, minnesinger, meistersinger, improvisatore, versifier, sonneteer, rhymer, rhymist, rhymester, ballad monger, runer, poetaster, genus irritabile vatum, poetic, poetical, lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic, metrical, a catalectin, elegiac, iambic, trochaic, anapestic, amoebaeic, Melibean, skaldic, Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, a poem round and perfect as a star, Dichtung und Wahrheit, furor poeticus, his virtues formed the magic of his song, I do but sing because I must, I learnt life from the poets, licentia vatum, mutum est pictura poema, O for a muse of fire!, sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge, the true poem is the poet's mind, Volk der Dichter und Denker, wisdom married to immortal verse.


N length, longitude, span, mileage, distance, line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius, lengthening, prolongation, production, protraction, tension, tensure, extension, line, nail, inch, hand, palm, foot, cubit, yard, ell, fathom, rood, pole, furlong, mile, league, chain, link, arpent, handbreadth, jornada, kos, vara, astronomical unit, AU, light- year, parsec, nanometer, nm, micron, micrometer, millimicron, millimeter, mm, centimeter, cm, meter, kilometer, km, pedometer, perambulator, scale, long, longsome, lengthy, wiredrawn, outstretched, lengthened, sesquipedalian, interminable, no end of, macrocolous, linear, lineal, longitudinal, oblong, as long as my arm, as long as today and tomorrow, unshortened &c (shorten), lengthwise, at length, longitudinally, endlong, along, tandem, in a line, in perspective, from end to end, from stem to stern, from head to foot, from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot, from top to toe, fore and aft.


N base, basement, plinth, dado, wainscot, baseboard, mopboard, bedrock, hardpan, foundation, substructure, substratum, ground, earth, pavement, floor, paving, flag, carped, ground floor, deck, footing, ground work, basis, hold, bilge, bottom, nadir, foot, sole, toe, hoof, keel, root, centerboard, bottom, undermost, nethermost, fundamental, founded on, based on, grounded on, built on.

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