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feet | paw |

As a noun feet

is (foot).

As a proper noun paw is





  • (foot).
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  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.}}
  • (lb) Fact; performance; feat.
  • Derived terms

    * a closed mouth gathers no feet * crow's-feet * cubic feet * drag one's feet * fall on one's feet * fall over one's feet * feet first * feet of clay * feet first * feetless * feetlong * find one's feet * flat feet * get cold feet * get one's feet wet * have one's feet on the ground * hold someone's feet to the fire * itchy feet * land on one's feet * metric feet * on one's feet * out on one's feet * put one's feet up * puppy feet * quick on his feet * six feet under * stand on one's own two feet * stocking-feet * think on one's feet * two left feet * vote with one's feet * washing of feet * See also




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    Alternative forms

    * pa

    Etymology 1

    The word probably has an origin in : see ‘pa’ .


    (en noun)
  • (nonstandard, or, rural) Father; pa.
  • Synonyms
    * (father :) pawpaw, pa, papa, father, dad, daddy, pappy
    * (father :) parent
    * (father :) step-paw
    Coordinate terms
    * maw, brother, sis/sissy
    Derived terms
    * pawpaw

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) pawe'', from (etyl) '' *''p?ta'' (compare Dutch ''poot'', Low German Pote, German ''Pfote''), from *''p?ton'' 'to put, stick, plant' (compare Dutch ''poten'' 'to plant'), from (etyl) 'paw'), Ancient Greek "????". More at put.


    (en noun)
  • The soft foot of a mammal or other animal, generally a quadruped, that has claws or nails; comparable to a human hand or foot.
  • (humorous) A hand.
  • Get your grubby paws off my things!
    * (of a mammal :) hand, foot
    * (foot of a mammal :) limb extremity
    * claw, finger
    * limb
    Coordinate terms
    * hoof, talon
    Derived terms
    * paw (verb ) * pawprint(s) * catpaw

    Etymology 3

    From the noun paw'', meaning ''an animal's hand or foot .


    (en verb)
  • (of an animal) To go through something (such as a garbage can) with paws
  • (of an animal) To gently push on something with a paw.
  • (of an animal) To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot.
  • * Bible, Job xxxix. 21
  • He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
  • (by extension, of a human) To touch someone (with the hands) in a sexual way.
  • * August 17 1997 , Robert Spector, in misc.fitness.weights :
  • IronMan used to be good in this way, back in the '80s. They wouldn't subscribe to the old, "Let's put a male bodybuilder with silicone babes pawing him" cover that's mainstay now.
  • * October 26 1997 , Verbotene, quoted by Amy McWilliams, in rec.arts.tv.soaps.abc :
  • So, Katherine was out with Luke and they were both quite dolled up and swoon-worthy. Katherine fawned all over Luke and pawed him, but to what end? Was Stefan supposed to believe that Luke and Katherine have some sort of a thing going? What was the point of this display from Katherine's perspective?
  • * July 18 2002 , Lurker Dave, in rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe :
  • Subtlety is great, but what exactly happened with Jessica and the cop during sex that he locked her up afterwards? Also, what was the item she nicked from his shirt while she pawed him?
  • (by extension, of a human) To clumsily dig through something.
  • Hypernyms
    * (to go through something with paws) handle * (to gently push on something) touch
    See also
    * palpate * paw off


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