Home / Length Conversion / Convert feet to meters

Please provide values below to convert foot [ft] to meter [m], or vice versa.

### Foot

**Definition:** A foot (symbol: ft) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. A foot was defined as exactly 0.3048 meters in 1959. One foot contains 12 inches, and one yard is comprised of three feet.

**History/origin:** Prior to standardization of units of measurement, and the definition of the foot currently in use, the measurement of the foot was used in many different systems including the Greek, Roman, English, Chinese, and French systems, varying in length between each. The various lengths were due to parts of the human body historically being used as a basis for units of length (such as the cubit, hand, span, digit, and many others, sometimes referred to as anthropic units). This resulted in the measurement of a foot varying between 250 mm and 335 mm in the past compared to the current definition of 304.8 mm. While the United States is one of the few, if not only, countries in which the foot is still widely used, many countries used their own version of the foot prior to metrication, as evidenced by a fairly large list of obsolete feet measurements.

**Current use:** The foot is primarily used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for many everyday applications. In the US, feet and inches are commonly used to measure height, shorter distances, field length (sometimes in the form of yards), etc. Feet are also commonly used to measure altitude (aviation) as well as elevation (such as that of a mountain). The international foot corresponds to human feet with shoe size 13 (UK), 14 (US male), 15.5 (US female), or 46 (EU).

### Meter

**Definition:** A meter, or metre (symbol: m), is the base unit of length and distance in the International System of Units (SI). The meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in 1/299 792 458 of a second. This definition was slightly modified in 2019 to reflect changes in the definition of the second.

**History/origin:** Originally, in 1793, the meter was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. This changed in 1889, when the International prototype metre was established as the length of a prototype meter bar (made of an alloy of 90% platinum and 10% iridium) measured at the melting point of ice. In 1960, the meter was again redefined, this time in terms of a certain number of wavelengths of a certain emission line of krypton-86. The current definition of the meter is effectively the same as the definition that was adopted in 1983, with slight modifications due to the change in definition of the second.

**Current use:** Being the SI unit of length, the meter is used worldwide in many applications such as measuring distance, height, length, width, etc. The United States is one notable exception in that it largely uses US customary units such as yards, inches, feet, and miles instead of meters in everyday use.

### Foot to Meter Conversion Table

Foot [ft] | Meter [m] |
---|---|

0.01 ft | 0.003048 m |

0.1 ft | 0.03048 m |

1 ft | 0.3048 m |

2 ft | 0.6096 m |

3 ft | 0.9144 m |

5 ft | 1.524 m |

10 ft | 3.048 m |

20 ft | 6.096 m |

50 ft | 15.24 m |

100 ft | 30.48 m |

1000 ft | 304.8 m |

### How to Convert Foot to Meter

1 ft = 0.3048 m

1 m = 3.280839895 ft

**Example:** convert 15 ft to m:

15 ft = 15 × 0.3048 m = 4.572 m

### Popular Length Unit Conversions

cm to inches

inches to cm

mm to inches

inches to mm

meters to feet

feet to meters

km to miles

miles to km

cm to feet

feet to cm

inches to feet

feet to inches

meters to yards

yards to meters

mm to cm

cm to mm

cm to m

m to cm

cm to km

km to cm

mm to feet

feet to mm

meters to miles

miles to meters

feet to miles

miles to feet

yards to feet

feet to yards

inches to meters

meters to inches

mm to m

m to mm

km to m

m to km

inches to yards

yards to inches

yards to miles

miles to yards

### Convert Foot to Other Length Units

Foot to Kilometer

Foot to Decimeter

feet to cm

feet to mm

Foot to Micrometer

Foot to Nanometer

feet to miles

feet to yards

feet to inches

Foot to Light Year

Foot to Break

Foot to Exameter

Foot to Petameter

Foot to Terameter

Foot to Gigameter

Foot to Megameter

Foot to Hectometer

Foot to Dekameter

Foot to Micron

Foot to Picometer

Foot to Femtometer

Foot to Attometer

Foot to Megaparsec

Foot to Kiloparsec

Foot to Parsec

Foot to Astronomical Unit

Foot to League

Foot to Nautical League (UK)

Foot to Nautical League (int.)

Foot to League (statute)

Foot to Nautical Mile (UK)

Foot to Nautical Mile (international)

Foot to Mile (statute)

Foot to Mile (US Survey)

Foot to Mile (Roman)

Foot to Kiloyard

Foot to Furlong

Foot to Furlong (US Survey)

Foot to Chain

Foot to Chain (US Survey)

Foot to Rope

Foot to Rod

Foot to Rod (US Survey)

Foot to Perch

Foot to Pole

Foot to Fathom

Foot to Fathom (US Survey)

Foot to Ell

Foot to Foot (US Survey)

Foot to Link

Foot to Link (US Survey)

Foot to Cubit (UK)

Foot to Hand

Foot to Span (cloth)

Foot to Finger (cloth)

Foot to Nail (cloth)

Foot to Inch (US Survey)

Foot to Barleycorn

Foot to Mil

Foot to Microinch

Foot to Angstrom

Foot to A.u. Of Length

Foot to X-unit

Foot to Fermi

Foot to Arpent

Foot to Pica

Foot to Point

Foot to Twip

Foot to Aln

Foot to Famn

Foot to Caliber

Foot to Centiinch

Foot to Ken

Foot to Russian Archin

Foot to Roman Actus

Foot to Vara De Tarea

Foot to Vara Conuquera

Foot to Vara Castellana

Foot to Cubit (Greek)

Foot to Long Reed

Foot to Reed

Foot to Long Cubit

Foot to Handbreadth

Foot to Fingerbreadth

Foot to Planck Length

Foot to Electron Radius (classical)

Foot to Bohr Radius

Foot to Earth's Equatorial Radius

Foot to Earth's Polar Radius

Foot to Earth's Distance From Sun

Foot to Sun's Radius