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noun
  1. 1
    the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand

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    1. a.
      the part of a piece of clothing that covers your foot

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  2. 2
    plural feet or foot
    a unit used for measuring length, containing 12 inches and equal to about 30 centimeters

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  3. 3
    the bottom of a slope, hill, set of stairs, etc.

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    1. a.
      the bottom of a page or a column of words or numbers

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  4. 4
    the end of a bed where you put your feet

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    1. a.
      the end of a table opposite to the end where the most important person sits

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