Translation of "foot" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /fʊt/ us /fʊt/

A1 plural feet /fiːt/ /fit/ one of the two flat parts on the ends of your legs that you stand on

on foot

A2 walking

a pie
I usually go to school on foot.

B1 plural foot, feet written abbreviation ft a unit for measuring length, equal to 0.3048 metres or 12 inches

Alex is about six feet tall.

plural foot, feet written abbreviation ft. a unit for measuring length, equal to 12 inches

Alex is about six feet tall.
at the foot of something

the bottom of something

al pie de algo
He was standing at the foot of the stairs.
get/rise to your feet

to stand up after you have been sitting

ponerse de pie
get cold feet

to suddenly become too frightened to do what you had planned to do, especially something important

I tried to ask her out, but I got cold feet.
put your foot in it

to say something silly or embarrassing, without intending to

meter la pata
have one foot in the grave

to be very old and near death

tener un pie en la sepultura
have your feet on the ground

to be very practical and see things as they really are

tener los pies sobre la tierra

(Translation of “foot” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /fut/ (plural feet /fiːt/)

the part of the leg on which a person or animal stands or walks

My feet are very sore from walking so far.

the lower part of anything

We waited for the others at the foot of the hill.

(plural often foot; often abbreviated to ft when written) a measure of length equal to twelve inches (30.48 cm)

He is five feet/foot six inches tall
a four-foot wall.
footing noun


It was difficult to keep his footing on the narrow path.


The business is now on a firm footing.
football noun

(British ) a game played by kicking a large ball; soccer

The children played football
(also adjective) a football fan.

(British) the ball used in this game.

footbridge noun

a narrow bridge used by people who are walking.

pasarela, puente peatonal
foothill noun

a small hill at the foot of a mountain

estribación, falda
the foothills of the Alps.
foothold noun

a place to put one’s feet when climbing

hueco para apoyar el pie; punto de apoyo
The climbers struggled to find footholds on the slippery rock.
footlight noun

(in a theatre/theater) a light which shines on the actors etc from the front of the stage.

footman noun (plural footmen)

a male servant wearing a uniform

lacayo, criado
The footman opened the door.
footmark noun

a footprint

huella, pisada
He left dirty footmarks on the kitchen floor.
footnote noun

a note at the bottom of a page

nota a pie de página
The footnotes referred to other chapters of the book.
footpath noun

a path or way for walking, not for cars, bicycles etc

sendero, camino
You can go by the footpath.
footprint noun

the mark or impression of a foot

huella, pisada
She followed his footprints through the snow.
footsore adjective

with painful feet from too much walking

con los pies doloridos
He arrived, tired and footsore.
footstep noun

the sound of a foot

paso, pisada
She heard his footsteps on the stairs.
footwear noun

boots, shoes, slippers etc

He always buys expensive footwear.
footwork noun

skilful/skillful use of your feet when you are dancing or playing a sport

juego de pies, juego de piernas
Some fancy footwork took the Manchester United striker past two Arsenal defenders.

clever or skilful/skillful actions to achieve something or deal with a problem

juego de pies, juego de piernas
They are going to need some pretty deft political footwork to get their laws passed through Congress.
follow in someone’s footsteps

to do the same as someone has done before one

seguir los pasos de alguien
When he joined the police force he was following in his father’s footsteps.
foot the bill

to be the person who pays the bill

pagar la cuenta
Ron generously offered to foot the restaurant bill.
on foot


a pie
She arrived at the house on foot.
put one’s foot down

to be firm about something

I put my foot down and refused to let him smoke in the house.
put one’s foot in it

to say or do something stupid

meter la pata
I really put my foot in it when I asked about his wife – she had just run away with his friend!

(Translation of “foot” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)