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toed

[tohd] /toʊd/
adjective
1.
having a toe:
a toed clog; toed stockings.
2.
having a toe of a specific kind or number (usually used in combination):
three-toed sloth.
3.
Carpentry.
  1. (of a nail) driven obliquely.
  2. toenailed.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; toe + -ed3
Related forms
multitoed, adjective

toe

[toh] /toʊ/
noun
1.
one of the terminal digits of the human foot.
2.
an analogous part in certain animals.
3.
the forepart of the foot or hoof of a horse or the like.
4.
the forepart of anything worn on the foot, as of a shoe or stocking.
5.
a part resembling a toe in shape or position.
6.
Railroads. the end of a frog in front of the point and in the direction of the switch.
7.
Machinery.
  1. a journal or part placed vertically in a bearing, as the lower end of a vertical shaft.
  2. a curved partial cam lifting the flat surface of a follower and letting it drop; wiper.
8.
Golf. the outer end of the head of a club.
verb (used with object), toed, toeing.
9.
to furnish with a toe or toes.
10.
to touch or reach with the toes:
The pitcher toed the mound, wound up, and threw a fastball.
11.
to kick with the toe.
12.
Golf. to strike (the ball) with the toe of the club.
13.
Carpentry.
  1. to drive (a nail) obliquely.
  2. to toenail.
verb (used without object), toed, toeing.
14.
to stand, walk, etc., with the toes in a specified position:
to toe in.
15.
to tap with the toe, as in dancing.
Idioms
16.
on one's toes, energetic; alert; ready:
The spirited competition kept them on their toes.
17.
step / tread on someone's toes, to offend (a person); encroach on the territory or sphere of responsibility of (another):
The new employee stepped on a lot of toes when he suggested reorganizing the office.
18.
toe the line. line1 (def 83).
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English tā; cognate with Dutch teen, German Zehe, Old Norse
Related forms
toeless, adjective
toelike, adjective
Can be confused
toe, tow.
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Examples from the web for toed
  • The flexible three-toed sloth has nine vertebrae and the more rigid two-toed sloth has only six.
  • They will keep their jobs, because they toed the party line.
  • Near the scattered bones enraged cattle owners always found the tracks of a huge, two-toed paw.
  • Open-toed sandals, displaying brightly manicured toes, seem ubiquitous.
  • Bunions often develop over time from wearing narrow-toed shoes.
  • These regime- controlled media outlets toed the government line, maligned political opponents and blocked critical voices.
  • They then found the same virus lurking in the genome of the three-toed sloth.
  • Applicant is a retail establishment that sells steel toed boots.
  • Similar in habitat preferences to two-toed amphiuma.
  • Adult three-toed box turtles eat more plant material and fruit than ornate box turtles.
British Dictionary definitions for toed

toed

/təʊd/
adjective
1.
having a part resembling a toe
2.
(of a vertical or oblique member of a timber frame) fixed by nails driven in at the foot
3.
(in combination) having a toe or toes as specified: five-toed

toe

/təʊ/
noun
1.
any one of the digits of the foot
2.
the corresponding part in other vertebrates
3.
the part of a shoe, sock, etc, covering the toes
4.
anything resembling a toe in shape or position
5.
the front part of the head of a golf club, hockey stick, etc
6.
the lower bearing of a vertical shaft assembly
7.
the tip of a cam follower that engages the cam profile
8.
(informal) dip one's toe in, dip one's toes in, to begin doing or try something new or unfamiliar
9.
on one's toes, alert
10.
tread on someone's toes, to offend or insult a person, esp by trespassing on his or her field of responsibility
11.
(informal) turn up one's toes, to die
12.
(Austral, slang) speed: a player with plenty of toe
verb toes, toeing, toed
13.
(transitive) to touch, kick, or mark with the toe
14.
(transitive) (golf) to strike (the ball) with the toe of the club
15.
(transitive) to drive (a nail, spike, etc) obliquely
16.
(intransitive) to walk with the toes pointing in a specified direction: to toe inwards
17.
toe the line, to conform to expected standards, attitudes, etc
Derived Forms
toelike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English tā; related to Old Frisian tāne, Old Norse tā, Old High German zēha, Latin digitus finger
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Word Origin and History for toed

toe

n.

Old English ta (plural tan), contraction of *tahe (Mercian tahæ), from Proto-Germanic *taikhwo (cf. Old Norse ta, Old Frisian tane, Middle Dutch te, Dutch teen, Old High German zecha, German Zehe "toe"), probably originally meaning "fingers" as well (many PIE languages still use one word to mean both fingers and toes). The Old English plural tan survived in southwestern England to 14c. To be on (one's) toes "alert, eager" is recorded from 1921.

v.

"touch or reach with the toes," 1813, from toe (n.). First recorded in expression toe the mark, which seems to be nautical in origin.

The chief mate ... marked a line on the deck, brought the two boys up to it, making them 'toe the mark.' [R.H. Dana, "Two Years Before the Mast," 1840]
Related: Toed; toeing.

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toed in Medicine

toe (tō)
n.
Any of the digits of a foot.

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Slang definitions & phrases for toed

toe

Related Terms

go toe to toe, turn up one's toes


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Idioms and Phrases with toed

toe

In addition to the idiom beginning with
toe
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