Definition of Afoot

1. Adjective. Traveling by foot. "She was afoot when I saw her this morning"

Similar to: Moving



2. Adverb. On foot; walking. "Quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"

3. Adjective. Currently in progress. "Preparations for the trial are underway"
Exact synonyms: Underway
Similar to: Current

Definition of Afoot

1. adv. On foot.

Definition of Afoot

1. Adverb. On foot. ¹

2. Adverb. In motion; in action; astir; in progress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afoot

1. on foot [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afoot

aflicker
aflicker(p)
afloat
afloat(p)
afloqualone
aflow
aflower
aflush
aflutter
afoam
afocal
afoord
afoorded
afoording
afoords
afoot (current term)
afoot(p)
afore
afore-
aforecited
aforegoing
aforehan'
aforehand
aforelisted
aforementioned
aforementioned(a)
aforenamed
aforeness
aforenoted
aforesaid

Literary usage of Afoot

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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"PEABODY, WB 0., 1847, Taylor's Views afoot in Europe, North American Review, vol. 64, pp. 483, 484, 499. Then Bayard Taylor—protégé of Natty, ..."

2. Industrial Home Work in Massachusetts by Amy Hewes, Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Research (1915)
"Block (special style),1 .05 afoot. This chain is very difficult to make. ... Rope (small graduates) .14 afoot. 4. Assembling, Putting on swivel and ..."

3. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER XIX How a voice spake to Sir Launcelot^ and how he found his horse and his helm borne away, and after went afoot. THEN anon Sir Launcelot waked, ..."

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