- by foot; walking
- traveling on foot
- at this time in progress
- by foot.
- Fig.: In movement; doing his thing; astir; in progress.
c.1200, afote, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + foot (letter.). Figurative feeling of "in energetic procedure" is from 1601 ("Julius Caesar").
(adv.) On foot.
- (adv.) Fig.: In movement; doing his thing; astir; in progress.
A movement was now set afoot in favour of a confederation of the three republics of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela on the basis of the original conditions existing after the expulsion of Spanish authority, and a resolution was passed by the chamber of deputies to that effect.