adverb & adjective
- 1In preparation or progress; happening or beginning to happen: [as predic. adjective]: plans are afoot for a festivalMore example sentences
- Preparations are afoot, measurements are made, ground is staked out.
- But plans are already afoot to ensure that the festival is revitalised next year.
- The other good news is that there are plans afoot for there to be a free festival next year!
- 2chiefly North American On foot: [as adverb]: they were forced to go afootMore example sentences
- But to the younger generation, a winter holiday means action- and down through the 'Swamp hollow' and over the hill road they go, afoot or in sleighs, through the drifting snow, to a barn dance at the Centre.
- I suppose from the looks of things that I shall have to go afoot the rest of the way.
- She went afoot all the way to our house. I founded her sleeping on the grass in the morning.