Foot vs Footlike - What's the difference?

foot | footlike |


As a noun foot

is .

As an adjective footlike is

resembling a foot.

foot

English

(wikipedia foot)

Noun

(feet)
  • (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. (jump)
  • (countable, anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. (jump)
  • (uncountable, often used attributively) Travel by walking. (walking)
  • (countable) The base or bottom of anything. (jump)
  • (countable) The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
  • (countable) The end of a rectangular table opposite the head. (jump)
  • (countable) A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it. (jump)
  • (countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=‘No. I only opened the door a foot and put my head in. The street lamps shine into that room. I could see him. He was all right. Sleeping like a great grampus. Poor, poor chap.’}}
  • (military, pluralonly) Foot soldiers; infantry. (jump)
  • * Clarendon
  • His forces, after all the high discourses, amounted really but to eighteen hundred foot .
  • (countable, cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
  • (countable, sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
  • (countable, printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page. (jump)
  • (countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem. (jump)
  • (countable, 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.
  • (countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail.
  • (countable, billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
  • (countable, botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
  • *
  • (b ) sporophyte with foot reduced, the entire sporophyte enveloped by the calyptra, which is ± stipitate at the base.
  • (countable, malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
  • (countable, molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein. (jump)
  • (countable, geometry) The foot of a line perpendicular to a given line is the point where the lines intersect.
  • Fundamental principle; basis; plan. (never used in the plural)
  • * Berkeley
  • Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason.
  • Recognized condition; rank; footing. (never used in the plural)
  • * Walpole
  • As to his being on the foot of a servant.
    Usage notes
    * (jump) The ordinary plural of the unit of measurement is (feet), but in many contexts, (term) itself may be used ("he is six foot two"). This is a reflex of the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) genitive plural.Rich Alderson, “Why do we say ‘30 years old’, but ‘a 30-year-old man’?”, in Mark Israel, the alt.usage.english FAQ. * It is sometimes abbreviated ' , such as in tables, lists or drawings.

    Derived terms

    * a closed mouth gathers no feet * afoot * acre-foot * athlete's foot * best foot * Bigfoot * board foot * clubfoot * Chinese foot * cubic foot * footage * foot-and-mouth disease * football * footboard * footboy * foot brake * footbridge * footcandle * footfall * foot fault * footgear * foothill * foothold * footing * foot-in-mouth disease * foot iron * foot landraker * footlights * foot line * footlocker * footloose * foot louse * footly * footman * foot-mouth * footnote * footpad * footpath * foot-pound * foot post * footprint * foot pump * footrest * footrope * footsie * footsie-wootsies * foot soldier * footsore * footstep * footstone * footstool * foot warmer * footwear * footwell * footwork * footworn * four foot * get one's foot in the door * Hong Kong foot * immersion foot * itchy feet * Japanese foot * put one's foot in one's mouth * rabbit's foot * Roman foot * shoot oneself in the foot * six foot * square foot * start off on the wrong foot * trench foot * wrongfoot * See also

    Coordinate terms

    * inch, yard, mile * (jump) head, sides * (jump) head, body * head, leech, luff * (jump) head, cleft, neck * (jump) horse

    See also

    * , relating to the foot

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
  • To pay (a bill).
  • To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
  • (Dryden)
  • To walk.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To tread.
  • to foot the green
    (Tickell)
  • (obsolete) To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  • * Shakespeare
  • What confederacy have you with the traitors / Late footed in the kingdom?
  • To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.).
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up .
  • to foot (or foot up) an account

    Derived terms

    * foot the bill

    References

    footlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a foot.