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footing

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noun foot·ing \ˈfu̇-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of footing

  • : the ability of your feet to stay where you put them as you walk, run, etc.

  • : the condition of the ground that makes it easy or hard for your feet to stay where you put them as you walk or run

  • : the base or foundation on which something is established

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of footing

  1. 1 :  a stable position or placing of the feet

  2. 2 :  a surface or its condition with respect to one walking or running on it; especially :  the condition of a racetrack

  3. 3 :  the act of moving on foot :  step, tread

  4. 4 a :  a place or position providing a base of operations :  foothold b :  established position :  status; especially :  position or rank in relation to others <they all started off on an equal footing>

  5. 5 :  basis

  6. 6 :  terms of social intercourse

  7. 7 :  an enlargement at the lower end of a foundation wall, pier, or column to distribute the load

  8. 8 :  the sum of a column of figures

Examples of footing in a sentence

  1. He lost his footing and fell down the slope.

  2. Be careful. The footing is slippery there.



14th Century

First Known Use of footing

14th century



FOOTING Defined for Kids

footing

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noun foot·ing \ˈfu̇-tiŋ\

Definition of footing for Students

  1. 1 :  a firm position or placing of the feet <I lost my footing and slipped.>

  2. 2 :  foothold

  3. 3 :  position as compared to others <We all started on the same footing.>

  4. 4 :  social relationship <We're on a good footing with our neighbors.>





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