footnote definition, meaning - what is footnote in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “footnote”

See all translations

footnote

noun uk   /ˈfʊt.nəʊt/  us   /-noʊt/
[C] a note printed at the bottom of a page that gives extra information about something that has been written on that page [C usually singular] an event, subject, or detail that is not important: His tumultuous triumph five years ago now seems like little more than a footnote in history.
Translations of “footnote”
in Korean 주석…
in Arabic هامِش…
in Portuguese nota de rodapé…
in Catalan nota a peu de pàgina…
in Japanese 脚注…
in Italian nota a piè pagina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 註腳, 無足輕重的事件(或問題、細節)…
in Russian сноска…
in Turkish dipnot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚注, 无足轻重的事件(或问题、细节)…
in Polish przypis…
(Definition of footnote from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of footnote?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “footnote” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More