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footstep

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noun foot·step \-ˌstep\

Simple Definition of footstep

  • : a movement made by your foot as you walk or run

  • : the distance covered by a step

  • : the sound of a foot making a step

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of footstep

  1. 1 :  the mark of the foot :  track

  2. 2 a :  tread b :  distance covered by a step :  pace

  3. 3 :  a step on which to ascend or descend

  4. 4 :  a way of life, conduct, or action <followed in his father's footsteps>

Examples of footstep in a sentence

  1. She slowly took one footstep toward the frightened animal.

  2. It's five footsteps from the bedroom to the bathroom.



13th Century

First Known Use of footstep

13th century



FOOTSTEP Defined for Kids

footstep

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noun foot·step \ˈfu̇t-ˌstep\

Definition of footstep for Students

  1. 1 :  a step of the foot <Don't take another footstep!>

  2. 2 :  the distance covered by a step <The bathroom is only a few footsteps away.>

  3. 3 :  footprint

  4. 4 :  the sound of a foot taking a step <We heard footsteps.>

  5. 5 :  a way of life or action <He followed in his father's footsteps.>





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