Light-foot Light"-foot` (l[imac]t"f[oo^]t`), Light-footed Light"-foot`ed, a. Having a light, springy step; moving lightly and nimbly; nimble in running or dancing; active; as, light-foot Iris. Opposite of {heavy-footed}. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • light-footed — [līt′foot΄id] adj. stepping lightly and gracefully; nimble of foot: also Old Poet. light foot light footedly adv. light footedness n …   English World dictionary

  • light-footed — index rapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • light-footed — adjective (of movement) having a light and springy step (Freq. 3) a light footed girl • Ant: ↑heavy footed • Similar to: ↑light, ↑lightsome, ↑tripping …   Useful english dictionary

  • light-footed — also light foot adjective Date: 15th century 1. having a light and springy step 2. moving gracefully and nimbly < light footed prose > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • light-footed — 1. adjective Fleet, swift, not plodding, capable of running spritely. 2. verb ran. We light footed it out of there before we were caught …   Wiktionary

  • light-footed — light′ foot′ed adj. stepping lightly or nimbly; light of foot; nimble • Etymology: 1375–1425 light′ foot′ed•ly, adv. light′ foot′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • light-footed — light footedly, adv. light footedness, n. /luyt foot id/, adj. stepping lightly or nimbly; light of foot; nimble. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • light footed — Synonyms and related words: agile, breakneck, dashing, double quick, eagle winged, expeditious, express, fast, featly, fleet, flying, galloping, graceful, hair trigger, hasty, headlong, hustling, light, light of heel, lively, mercurial, neat… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • light-footed — adj spry, sprightly, tripping, flitting, winged, buoyant, airy, bouncy, light on one s feet, light of foot, lightsome, Brit. Inf. nippy; nimble, agile, supply, lithe, yare, Dial. gainly; fleet footed, fleet of foot, fleet, swift, quick, speedy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • light-footed —    1. (of a female)    promiscuous    She might also have been light heeled and a light skirts was a prostitute.    2. (of a male) homosexual    Being light on his toes …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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