Definition of Footnote

1. Noun. A printed note placed below the text on a printed page.

Exact synonyms: Footer
Generic synonyms: Annotation, Notation, Note



2. Verb. Add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments. "Did he footnote his major works over a short period of time?"; "The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"
Exact synonyms: Annotate
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write
Derivative terms: Annotation, Annotation, Annotator, Note

Definition of Footnote

1. n. A note of reference or comment at the foot of a page.

Definition of Footnote

1. Noun. A short piece of text, often numbered, placed at the bottom of a printed page, that adds a comment, citation, reference etc, to a designated part of the main text ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) An event of lesser importance than some larger event to which it is related ¹

3. Verb. To add footnotes to a text; to annotate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footnote

1. to furnish with explanatory notes [v -NOTED, -NOTING, -NOTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footnote

footlockers
footlog
footlong
footlongs
footloose
footloose and fancy free
footlooseness
footly
footman
footmanship
footmark
footmarks
footmen
footmuff
footmuffs
footnote (current term)
footnoted
footnotes
footnoting
footpace
footpaces
footpad
footpads
footpage
footpages
footpath
footpaths
footplate
footplate man
footplate men

Literary usage of Footnote

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1. The Federal Income Tax by Thomas Sewall Adams, Thomas Reed Powell (1921)
"U. S 56 (footnote) Theft, losses from 158-9 Thomas, Judge JD, ... Sargent Land Co 67, 69 (footnote) Wages 41-43 Wagner, Adolf 21 Waite, Chief Justice . ..."

2. Woman in Science: With an Introductory Chapter on Woman's Long Struggle for by John Augustine Zahm (1913)
"Voyage an May cur u, by Madame Coudreau, 262 and 263 footnote. Voyage an Rm Curad, by Madame Coudreau, 262 and 263 footnote. ..."

3. Athanase de Mézières and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1768-1780: Documents by Athanase de Mézières (1914)
"... I, 104, II, 124-125, 190, footnote; moves Bucareli to Nacogdoches, II, ... Miss Adina de: acknowledgments to, I, 122, footnote, II, 327, footnote ..."

4. The Methods of Petrographic-microscopic Research, Their Relative Accuracy by Frederic Eugene Wright (1911)
"141, l 2 of footnote, read "JO, 198, 1910" instead of "30. 1!UO " 41, l. 13 of footnote, read "190S" instead of "1910." 147,1.2 of footnote, ..."

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