1. One that is an indicated number of feet in height or length. Often used in combination: a six-footer.
2. Textual information, such as a title, date, or page number, positioned in the bottom margin of a page and usually repeated throughout a document.
3. See footing.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.