foot vs feet :

foot or feet

You can use eight-foot boards to side a house, but “foot” is correctonly in this sort of adjectival phrase combined with a number (and usuallyhyphenated). The boards are eight feet (not foot) long. It’s always Xfeet per second and X feet away.

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Definitions

  • n  the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    armored from head to foot
  • n  a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
  • n  the lower part of anything
    curled up on the foot of the bed
    the foot of the page
    the foot of the list
    the foot of the mountain
  • n  the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
  • n  lowest support of a structure
    he stood at the foot of the tower
  • n  any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
  • n  travel by walking
    he followed on foot
    the swiftest of foot
  • n  a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
  • n  an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
    there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot
  • n  (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  • n  a support resembling a pedal extremity
    one foot of the chair was on the carpet
  • v  pay for something
    foot the bill
  • v  walk
  • v  add a column of numbers
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