foot vs foundation what difference

what is difference between foot and foundation

English

Alternative forms

  • foote (obsolete)
  • (plural): feets (dialectal); foots (nonstandard)

Etymology

From Middle English fot, fote, foot, from Old English fōt, from Proto-West Germanic *fōt, from Proto-Germanic *fōts, from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds. Doublet of pes and pous.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fo͝ot, IPA(key): /fʊt/, [fʊt]
    • (General American) IPA(key): [fʊt̚]
    • (UK) IPA(key): [fʊt̚], [fʊtʰ], [fɵʔt]
    • (Canada) IPA(key): [fʊt̚], [fʷʊt̚]
    • (Cape Flats; Indian South African) IPA(key): [fɤt]
    • (Estuary) IPA(key): [fʉ̞ʔt]
  • Rhymes: -ʊt

Noun

foot (plural feet)

  1. 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.
  2. (anatomy) Specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking.
  3. (often used attributively) Travel by walking.
  4. The base or bottom of anything.
  5. The part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest.
  6. The end of a rectangular table opposite the head.
  7. A short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it.
  8. A unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.
  9. (music) A unit of measure for organ pipes equal to the wavelength of two octaves above middle C, approximately 328 mm.
  10. (collective, military) Foot soldiers; infantry.
  11. (cigars) The end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting.
  12. (sewing) The part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward.
  13. (printing) The bottommost part of a typed or printed page.
  14. (printing) The base of a piece of type, forming the sides of the groove.
  15. (prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.
  16. (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.
  17. (nautical) The bottom edge of a sail.
  18. (billiards) The end of a billiard or pool table behind the foot point where the balls are racked.
  19. (botany) In a bryophyte, that portion of a sporophyte which remains embedded within and attached to the parent gametophyte plant.
  20. (malacology) The muscular part of a bivalve mollusc or a gastropod by which it moves or holds its position on a surface.
  21. (molecular biology) The globular lower domain of a protein.
  22. (geometry) The point of intersection of one line with another that is perpendicular to it.
  23. Fundamental principle; basis; plan.
    • 1732, George Berkeley, Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher
      Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason.
  24. Recognized condition; rank; footing.
    • May 20, 1742, Horace Walpole, letter to Horace Mann
      As to his being on the foot of a servant.
Usage notes
  • (unit of length):
    • The ordinary plural of the unit of measurement is feet, but in many contexts, foot itself may be used (“he is six foot two”). This is a reflex of the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) genitive plural.
    • It is sometimes abbreviated , such as in tables, lists or drawings.

Synonyms

  • pes

Derived terms

Coordinate terms

  • (unit of length): inch, yard, mile
  • (end of a table): head, sides
  • (bottom of a page): head, body
  • (bottom edge of a sail): head, leech, luff
  • (molecular domain): head, cleft, neck
  • (infantry): horse

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: futu

Translations

See also

  • pedal, relating to the foot

Verb

foot (third-person singular simple present foots, present participle footing, simple past and past participle footed)

  1. (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
  2. (transitive) To pay (a bill).
  3. To tread to measure of music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
    • 1836, Joanna Baillie, The Phantom, Act 1 (Dramas 2, p.217)
      There’s time enough, I hope, To foot a measure with the bonnie bride,
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  4. To walk.
  5. To tread.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tickell to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete) To set on foot; to establish; to land.
  7. To renew the foot of (a stocking, etc.).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  8. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; sometimes with up.

Derived terms

  • foot the bill

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • foto, ooft, toof

French

Etymology

Clipping of football.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fut/

Noun

foot m (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) association football; football, soccer

Derived terms

  • ballon de foot
  • footeuse
  • footeux

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English fōt.

Noun

foot

  1. Alternative form of fot

Etymology 2

From fot (noun).

Verb

foot

  1. Alternative form of footen


English

Etymology

From Latin fundātiō.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /faʊnˈdeɪʃən/, [faʊ̯nˈdeɪ̯ʃn̩]
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

foundation (countable and uncountable, plural foundations)

  1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
    Synonym: establishment
    Antonyms: abolition, dissolution, ruination
  2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; underbuilding.
    Synonyms: groundwork, basis
  3. (figuratively) The result of the work to begin something; that which stabilizes and allows an enterprise or system to develop.
    Synonyms: groundwork, platform, stage
    • 2006, K P Yadav, Economic Planning And Restructuring, Sarup & Sons →ISBN, page 44
      The implication is that the Gandhian model of growth is possible, now that Nehru’s investment strategy had already laid a strong foundation for economic growth.
  4. (card games) In solitaire or patience games, one of the piles of cards that the player attempts to build, usually holding all cards of a suit in ascending order.
  5. (architecture) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
    Synonyms: base, groundwall
  6. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
  7. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
  8. (cosmetics) Cosmetic cream roughly skin-colored, designed to make the face appear uniform in color and texture.
  9. A basis for social bodies or intellectual disciplines.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • foundation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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