(nautical) A measure of length corresponding to the outstretched arms, standardised to six feet, now used mainly for measuring depths in seas or oceans.
(archaic) To encircle with outstretched arms, especially to take a measurement; to embrace.
To measure the depth of, take a sounding of.
(figuratively) To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend (a problem etc.).
I can't for the life of me what this means.
A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons. Eng.
1882: 23 Hen. VIII, cap. 4... The barrel of beer is to hold 36 gallons, the kilderkin 18 gallons the firkin 9. But the barrel, kilderkin, and firkin of ale are to contain 32, 16, and 8 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc. U.S.
A weight measure for butter, equalling 56 pounds.
(countable, Anatomy) The part of a human"s body below the ankle. Used to stand and walk.
(countable, Zoology) The equivalent part of an animal"s body.
(countable) The bottom of anything; as, the foot of the stairs, the foot of a printed page.
(countable) A short projection on the bottom of a piece of equipment to support it.
(countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches and one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.
(context, countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.
(countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail.
To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the of the sail.
Printing. the bottommost part of a type page or printed page
(used with the plural verb) foot soldiers; infantry.
(transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
(transitive) To pay (a bill).
A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.
A rush for weaving baskets.
To play a stringed instrument, usually a banjo, by picking with the back of a fingernail.
Easily break, broken; mentally or physically fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; unchaste.
A unit of length equal to 220 yards or approximately 201 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse-racing.