foot vs pick what difference

what is difference between foot and pick

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 Middle English piken, picken, pikken, from Old English *piccian, *pīcian (attested in pīcung (a pricking)), and pȳcan (to pick, prick, pluck), both from Proto-Germanic *pikkōną, *pūkijaną (to pick, peck, prick, knock), from Proto-Indo-European *bew-, *bu- (to make a dull, hollow sound). Cognate with Dutch pikken (to pick), German picken (to pick, peck), Old Norse pikka, pjakka (whence Icelandic pikka (to pick, prick), Swedish picka (to pick, peck)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɪk/, [pʰɪk]
  • Homophone: pic
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Noun

pick (plural picks)

  1. A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
  2. A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key; a lock pick, picklock.
  3. A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
  4. A choice; ability to choose.
    • 1858, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, What Will He Do With It?
      France and Russia have the pick of our stables.
  5. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best.
  6. (basketball) A screen.
  7. (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
  8. (American football) An interception.
  9. (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder.
  10. (baseball) A pickoff.
  11. (music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
  12. A pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
  13. (obsolete) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
    • Take down my buckler [] and grind the pick on ‘t.
  14. (printing, dated) A particle of ink or paper embedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and causing a spot on a printed sheet.
    • c. 1866, Thomas MacKellar, The American Printer
      If it be in the smallest degree gritty, it clogs the form, and consequently produces a thick and imperfect impression; no pains should, therefore, be spared to render it perfectly smooth; it may then be made to work as clear and free from picks
  15. (art, painting) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
  16. (weaving) The blow that drives the shuttle, used in calculating the speed of a loom (in picks per minute); hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread.

Derived terms

  • pickaxe
  • take one’s pick
  • toothpick

Translations

Verb

pick (third-person singular simple present picks, present participle picking, simple past and past participle picked)

  1. To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
    Don’t pick at that scab.
    He picked his nose.
  2. To harvest a fruit or vegetable for consumption by removing it from the plant to which it is attached; to harvest an entire plant by removing it from the ground.
    It’s time to pick the tomatoes.
  3. To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
    She picked flowers in the meadow.
    to pick feathers from a fowl
  4. To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together.
    to pick rags
  5. To remove something from somewhere with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth.
    to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket
    • 1785, William Cowper, The Task
      He picks clean teeth, and, busy as he seems / With an old tavern quill, is hungry yet.
    • 1867, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Chapter 43
      He was charged with attempting to pick a pocket, and they found a silver snuff-box on him,–his own, my dear, his own, for he took snuff himself, and was very fond of it.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      For the pocket in which Erskine kept this key was not the kind of pocket that Watt could pick. For it was no ordinary pocket, no, but a secret one, sewn on to the front of Erskine’s underhose.
  6. To decide upon, from a set of options; to select.
    I’ll pick the one with the nicest name.
  7. (transitive) To seek (a fight or quarrel) where the opportunity arises.
  8. (cricket) To recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released.
    He didn’t pick the googly, and was bowled.
  9. (music) To pluck the individual strings of a musical instrument or to play such an instrument.
    He picked a tune on his banjo.
  10. To open (a lock) with a wire, lock pick, etc.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      The lock was of a kind that Watt could not pick. Watt could pick simple locks, but he could not pick obscure locks.
  11. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
    • 1693, John Dryden, Third Satire of Persius
      Why stand’st thou picking? Is thy palate sore?
  12. To do anything fastidiously or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
    I gingerly picked my way between the thorny shrubs.
  13. To steal; to pilfer.
    • Book of Common Prayer
      to keep my hands from picking and stealing
  14. (obsolete) To throw; to pitch.
  15. (dated) To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
  16. (transitive, intransitive) To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points.
    to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
    • 1912, Victor Whitechurch, Thrilling Stories of the Railway
      Naphtha lamps shed a weird light over a busy scene, for the work was being continued night and day. A score or so of sturdy navvies were shovelling and picking along the track.
  17. (basketball) To screen.
Conjugation

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • mattock

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Verb

pick

  1. singular imperative of picken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of picken

Yola

Etymology

From Middle English pyke, from Old English pīc.

Noun

pick (plural pickkès)

  1. a pike

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

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