2. [syn: afoot(p), underway]
1. on foot; walking;
- Example: "they went to the village afoot"
- Example: "quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Afoot \A*foot"\, adv. [Pref. a- + foot.]
1. On foot.
We 'll walk afoot a while. --Shak.
2. Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress.
The matter being afoot. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: on foot; walking; "they went to the village afoot";
"quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"
adj 1: traveling by foot; "she was afoot when I saw her this
2: currently in progress; "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are
afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway" [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "afoot":
accidental, accompanying, ado, afloat, astir, by foot,
circumstantial, current, doing, eventuating, footback, going on,
happening, in full swing, in hand, in the wind, incidental,
occasional, occurring, on, on foot, on footback, ongoing, passing,
prevailing, prevalent, resultant, stirring, taking place,