Definition of footnote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʊtnəʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʊtnoʊt//
    Parts of a book
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  1. 1an extra piece of information that is printed at the bottom of a page in a book See related entries: Parts of a book
  2. 2(of an event or a person) that may be remembered but only as something/somebody that is not important The incident seems destined to become a mere footnote in history.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: footnote