follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

footless

[foo t-lis] /ˈfʊt lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking a foot or feet.
2.
having no support or basis; unsubstantial:
footless dreams of glory.
3.
awkward, helpless, or inefficient.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see foot, -less
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for footless
  • The arms and legs simply ended in nothing, handless and footless.
  • Most of the world's robots are faceless, footless and mute.
  • When he retires for the night it is a headless and footless pair of pajamas that gets in between the sheets.
Word Origin and History for footless
adj.

late 14c., from foot (n.) + -less.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for footless

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for footless

11
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with footless

Nearby words for footless