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Bible Usage:

  • foot used 95 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Washing the feet:

Of the disciples by Jesus
John 13:4-16

Of disciples
1 Timothy 5:10
Ablution; Purification


Matthew 18:8

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOOT, noun plural feet. [Latin pes, pedis. Probably this word is allied to the Gr. to walk, to tread. Eng. verb, to tread.]

1. In animal bodies, the lower extremity of the leg; the part of the leg which treads the earth in standing or walking, and by which the animal is sustained and enabled to step.

2. That which bears some resemblance to an animal's foot in shape or office; the lower end of any thing that supports a body; as the foot of a table.

3. The lower part; the base; as the foot of a column or of a mountain.

4. The lower part; the bottom; as the foot of an account; the foot of a sail.

5. Foundation; condition; state. We are not on the same foot with our fellow citizens. In this sense, it is more common, in America, to use footing; and in this sense the plural is not used.

6. Plan of establishment; fundamental principles. Our constitution may hereafter be placed on a better foot

[In this sense the plural is not used.]

7. In military language, soldiers who march and fight on foot; infantry, as distinguished from cavalry.

[In this sense the plural is not used.]

8. A measure consisting of twelve inches; supposed to be taken from the length of a man's foot Geometricians divide the foot into 10 digits, and the digit into 10 lines.

9. In poetry, a certain number of syllables, constituting part of a verse; as the iambus, the dactyl, and the spondee.

10. Step; pace.

11. Level; par. obsolete

12. The part of a stocking or boot which receives the foot

By foot or rather, on foot by walking, as to go or pass on foot; or by fording, as to pass a stream on foot See the next definition.

To set on foot to originate; to begin; to put in motion; as, to set on foot a subscription. Hence, to be on foot is to be in motion, action or process of execution.

FOOT, verb intransitive

1. To dance; to tread to measure or music; to skip.

2. To walk; opposed to ride or fly. In this sense, the word is commonly followed by it.

If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try, for once, who can foot it farthest.

FOOT, verb transitive

1. To kick; to strike with the foot; to spurn.

2. To settle; to begin to fix. [Little used.]

3. To tread; as, to foot the green.

4. To add the numbers in a column, and set the sum at the foot; as, to foot an account.

5. To seize and hold with the foot [Not used.]

6. To add or make a foot; as, to foot a stocking or boot.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. A ball consisting of an inflated bladder, cased in leather, to be driven by the foot.

2. The sport or practice of kicking the football

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FOOT'BAND, noun A band of infantry.

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FOOT'BOY, noun A menial; an attendant in livery.

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FOOT'BREADTH, noun The breadth of the foot. Deuteronomy 2:1.

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FOOT'BRIDGE, noun A narrow bridge for foot passengers.

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FOOT'CLOTH, noun A sumpter cloth.

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FOOT'ED, participle passive Kicked; trod; summed up; furnished with a foot, as a stocking.

FOOT'ED, adjective Shaped in the foot; as footed like a goat.

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FOOT'FALL, noun A trip or stumble.

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FOOT'FIGHT, noun A conflict by persons on foot, in opposition to a fight on horseback.

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FOOT'GU'ARDS, noun plural Guards of infantry.

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FOOT'HALT, noun A disease incident to sheep, and said to proceed from a worm, which enters between the claws.

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FOOT'HOLD, noun That which sustains the feet firmly and prevents them from slipping of moving; that on which one may tread or rest securely.

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FOOT'HOT, adverb Immediately; a word borrowed from hunting.

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FOOT'ING, participle present tense Dancing; treading; settling; adding a new foot.

FOOT'ING, noun

1. Ground for the foot; that which sustains; firm foundation to stand on

In ascents, every step gained is a footing and help to the next.

2. Support; root.

3. Basis; foundation.

4. Place; stable position.

5. Permanent settlement. Let not these evils gain footing

6. Tread; step; walk.

7. Dance; tread to measure.

8. Steps; road; track. [Little used.]

9. State; condition; settlement. Place both parties on an equal footing

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FOOT'LICKER, noun A mean flatterer; a sycophant; a fawner.

Naves Topical Index

A runner before kings and princes.
1 Samuel 8:11; 2 Samuel 15:1; 1 Kings 1:5

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a word employed in the English Bible in two senses:

  1. Generally, to distinguish those of the fighting men who went on foot from those who were on horseback or in chariots;
  2. In a more special sense, in (1 Samuel 22:17) only, and as the translation of a different term from the above

    a body of swift runners in attendance on the king. This body appears to have been afterwards kept up, and to have been distinct from the body-guard

    the six hundred and thirty

    who were originated by David. See (1 Kings 14:27,28; 2 Kings 11:4,6,11,13,19; 2 Chronicles 12:10,11) In each of these cases the word is the same as the above, and is rendered "guard," with "runners" in the margin in two instances - (1 Kings 14:27; 2 Kings 11:13)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOOT'MAN, noun

1. A soldier who marches and fights on foot.

2. A menial servant; a runner; a servant in livery.

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FOOT'MANSHIP, noun The art or faculty of a runner.

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FOOT'MANTLE, noun A garment to keep the gown clean in riding.

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FOOT'PACE, noun A slow step, as in walking; a broad stair.

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FOOT'PAD, noun A highwayman or robber on foot.

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FOOT'P'ATH, noun A narrow path or way for foot passengers only.

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FOOT'PLOW, noun A kind of swing-plow.

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FOOT'POST, noun A post or messenger that travels on foot.

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FOOT'ROPE, noun The lower boltrope, to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed. Also, a horse or rope to support men when reefing, etc.

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FOOT'ROT, noun An ulcer in the feet of sheep.

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FOOT'SOLDIER, noun A soldier that serves on foot.

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FOOTSTALK, noun [foot and stalk.] In botany, a petiole; a partial stem supporting the leaf, or connecting it with the stem or branch. Sometimes, but rarely, the same footstalk supports both the leaf and fructification, as in Turnera and Hibiscus.

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FOOT'STALL, noun A woman's stirrup.

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1. A track; the mark or impression of the foot.

2. Token; mark; visible sign of a course pursued; as the footsteps of divine wisdom.

1. Footsteps, plural, example; as, follow the footsteps of good men.

2. Way; course. Psalms 78:1.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Connected with a throne (2 Chronicles 9:18). Jehovah symbolically dwelt in the holy place between the cherubim above the ark of the covenant. The ark was his footstool (1 Chronicles 28:2; Psalms 99:5; 132:7). And as heaven is God's throne, so the earth is his footstool (Psalms 110:1; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:35).

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Figurative; The earth is God's footstool
Isaiah 60:13; Isaiah 66:1; Lamentations 2:1; Acts 7:49

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOOT'STOOL, noun A stool for the feet; that which supports the feet of one when sitting.

To make enemies a footstool is to reduce them to entire subjection. Psalms 110:1.

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FOOT'WALING, noun The whole inside planks or lining of a ship.