Definition of the foot unit
The foot is a unit of length that is used to measure distances, altitudes, and sizes. Furthermore, the foot can be used to define areas and volumes, in this case being the unit of their edges. The foot unit has a long history and its exact value has varied over time and depending on the country where it was used. However, today its value is equivalent to 12 inches.
The English name of the foot is “foot” in the singular and “feet” in the plural. The abbreviation for the unit is “ft” .
In addition to the foot, there are several other units of length in the Anglo-Saxon System, such as the inch, the yard and the mile. Those units are going to be explained later in this article.