Definition of Instep

1. Noun. The arch of the foot.

Group relationships: Foot, Human Foot, Pes
Generic synonyms: Arch
Specialized synonyms: Fallen Arch, Sunken Arch



2. Noun. The part of a shoe or stocking that covers the arch of the foot.
Group relationships: Boot, Shoe, Stocking
Generic synonyms: Covering

Definition of Instep

1. n. The arched middle portion of the human foot next in front of the ankle joint.

Definition of Instep

1. Noun. (anatomy) The arched part of the top of the foot between the toes and the ankle. ¹

2. Noun. A section of any footwear covering that part of the foot. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Instep

1. a part of the foot [n -S]

Medical Definition of Instep

1. The arch, or highest part of the dorsum of the foot. See: tarsus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Instep

instars
instate
instated
instates
instating
instaunce
instaunt
instauntly
instauration
instaurations
instaurator
instaurators
instead
instead of
insteep
instep (current term)
insteps
instigant
instigate
instigated
instigates
instigating
instigatingly
instigation
instigations
instigative
instigator
instigators
instigatour
instigatrix

Literary usage of Instep

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1. Dress and Care of the Feet: Showing Their Natural Perfect Shape and by John Lord Peck (1872)
"Natural Character of the instep—Causes, and Prevention, of Sores upon it—Falsa Taste—Callosities of the Heel—Counters—Criticism of Lasts. ..."

2. Manual of artificial limbs: ... an Exhaustive Exposition of Pro[s]thesis. by A.A. Marks (Firm), A.A. Marks (Firm, George Edwin Marks (1907)
"LOWER instep AND LEG AMPUTATIONS.—Cut J 6 shows an amputation of the left foot at the instep and of the right leg at the junction of the lower and middle ..."

3. The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States by William Biddle Atkinson (1878)
"Of his more important surgical operations may be mentioned a successful amputation at ankle- join! by raising the foot at the instep and car- ..."

4. A Complete Minor Surgery, the Practitioner's Vade Mecum, Including a by Edward Carroll Franklin (1882)
"This is a very serviceable bandage in making firm pressure of the instep or ankle, as is sometimes required in wounds of the tibial arteries occurring at ..."

5. A Manual of Roman Antiquities by William Ramsay (1894)
"... was a shoe covering the whole foot, the Solea, a sandal consisting of a sole only, without upper leathers, fastened round the instep and ancle by straps ..."

6. Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft by Thomas Holcroft, William Hazlitt (1816)
"... it reached from the knee to the instep, and was of a finger's breadth. CHAP. XIII. THERE are few trades or professions, each of which has not a uniform ..."

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