Afo'ot. adv. [from a and foot.]
- On foot; not on horseback.
He thought it best to return, for that day, to a village not far off; and dispatching his horse in some sort, the next day early, to come afoot thither. Shakespeare's Hamlet.
- In action; as, a design is afoot.
I pr'ythee, when thou seest that act afoot,
Ev'n with the very comment of thy soul
Observe mine uncle. Idem, ibid.
- In motion.
Of Albany's and Cornwall's pow'rs you heard not —
'Tis said they are afoot. Shakespeare's K. Lear.