from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A low stool for supporting the feet.
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- n. A low stool for supporting the feet while seated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stool, usually small and low, to rest the feet upon while sitting; by extension, anything serving for the same use.
- n. Figuratively, a person or thing that is trodden upon or oppressed; hence, one who is an abject thrall, dependent, or tool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
A golden footstool is mentioned (2Ch 9: 18) as attached to this throne, whose magnificence is described as unrivalled.
The footstool was the right size for a table with a fringed napkin for a tablecloth; and Adelaide had her own little set of dishes, white with a moss-rose pattern.
Grievously sinful indeed it was and is to swear by heaven, which is the abode of God; or by earth, which is His creation and by Him called His footstool; or by Jerusalem, which was regarded by those who swore as the city of the great King; or by one's own head, which is part of the body God has created.
His footstool is a tiger's head, and the uniforms of his infantry are a sort of imitation of a tiger's stripes.
At her footstool are her suppliants, the men and women and little children of the city she has saved.
Theological Science: and Morality, to which we omitted before to assign an office, we have stationed somewhere beneath the footstool, which is before the Throne, of the Most High.
Her footstool was the hearts of men, and upon it she set hard her beautiful feet, indifferent to the anguish caused by her capricious tyranny.
The ark is called his footstool, because it was under the mercy-seat, Ps. cxxxii.
What is under the feet is called a footstool, in Greek uποπoδιον, in Latin Scabellum or Suppedaneum.
On her rising from her knees before the "footstool," after her private devotions, the