Definitions for: Toe


[n] the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes
[n] one of the digits of the foot
[n] forepart of a hoof
[adj] having a toe or toes of a specified kind; often used in combination; "long-toed"; "five-toed"
[v] touch with the toe
[v] hit the ball with the toe of the club, in golf
[v] drive obliquely; "toe a nail"
[v] walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction; "She toes inwards"



Webster (1913) Definition: Toe, n. [OE. too, taa, AS. t[=a]; akin to D. teen, G.
zehe, OHG. z[=e]ha, Icel. t[=a], Sw. t[*a], Dan. taa; of
uncertain origin. [root]60.]
1. (Anat.) One of the terminal members, or digits, of the
foot of a man or an animal. ``Each one, tripping on his
toe.'' --Shak.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The fore part of the hoof or foot of an animal.

3. Anything, or any part, corresponding to the toe of the
foot; as, the toe of a boot; the toe of a skate.

4. (Mach.)
(a) The journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving
shaft or spindle, which rests in a step.
(b) A lateral projection at one end, or between the ends,
of a piece, as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is
moved.
(c) A projection from the periphery of a revolving piece,
acting as a cam to lift another piece.

Toe biter (Zo["o]l.), a tadpole; a polliwig.

Toe drop (Med.), a morbid condition of the foot in which
the toe is depressed and the heel elevated, as in talipes
equinus. See Talipes.


Toe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Toeing.]
To touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to; as, to
toe the mark.


Toe, v. i.
To hold or carry the toes (in a certain way).

To toe in, to stand or carry the feet in such a way that
the toes of either foot incline toward the other.

To toe out, to have the toes of each foot, in standing or
walking, incline from the other foot.

Synonyms: pointed-toe, pointy-toed, squared-toe, square-toed, toed

Antonyms: toeless

See Also: big toe, body part, covering, dactyl, digit, drive, extremity, foot, force, great toe, hallux, hammertoe, hit, hoof, human foot, little toe, pes, ram, sock, stocking, tiptoe, toenail, touch, upper, walk

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