Footman Foot"man, n.; pl. {Footmen}. 1. A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier. [1913 Webster]

2. A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

4. A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) A moth of the family {Lithosid[ae]}; -- so called from its livery-like colors. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.