AFOOT

afoot

(adjective) traveling by foot; “she was afoot when I saw her this morning”

afoot

(adverb) on foot; walking; “they went to the village afoot”; “quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adverb

afoot (not comparable)

On foot. (means of locomotion, walking)

On foot. (support of the body, standing)

In motion; in action; astir; stirring; in progress.

Adjective

afoot (not comparable)

(predicative) That is on foot, in motion, in action, in progress.

Anagrams

• oofta

Source: Wiktionary


A*foot", adv. Etym: [Pref. a- + foot.]

1. On foot. We 'll walk afoot a while. Shak.

2. Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress. The matter being afoot. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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