how to pronounce toe


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toe is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of toe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… be a tote at the toe the feet the kid …”

meanings of toe


  1. An equivalent part in an animal.
  2. Initialism of theory of everything.
  3. Something resembling a toe, especially at the bottom or extreme end of something.
  4. The journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step.
  5. An alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive toe (or toe in) signifying that the wheels are closer together at the front than at the back and negative toe (or toe out) the opposite.
  6. Each of the five digits on the end of the foot.
  7. An advanced form of ballet primarily for the females, dancing ballet primarily using a Pointe shoe.
  8. The long side of an angled cut.
  9. The upper end of the bit (cutting edge) of an axehead; as opposed to the heel (lower end).
  10. A projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.
  11. A lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, such as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved.
  12. That part of a shoe or sock covering the toe.


  1. To touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to.
  2. To furnish (a stocking, etc.) with a toe.
  3. To mishit a golf ball with the toe of the club.
  4. To touch, tap or kick with the toes.
  5. To fasten (a piece) by driving a fastener at a near-45-degree angle through the side (of the piece) into the piece to which it is to be fastened.


  1. A surname​.

toe frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word toe occurs in english on average 10.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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