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Footman meaning

footman - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
  2. 2. A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
  3. 3. Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.
  4. 4. A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
  5. 5. A moth of the family Lithosidae; - so called from its livery- like colors.
  6. 6. A servant in livery.

footman - examples of usage

  1. A kind of corps de reserve came on quietly in the rear, composed of Lady Lillycraft, General Harbottle, the parson, and a fat footman. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. But there are many desirable things which cannot be transferred from one person to another; a rich man can hire a footman, but he cannot buy the footman's good health; he can hire the services of the best physician, but if these services fail to restore health, there is no help. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. There is a chauffeur in uniform, and a footman in uniform, just to open the doors and close them and salute you as you enter. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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