noun foot·step \-ˌstep\

: 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

Full Definition of FOOTSTEP

:  the mark of the foot :  track
a :  tread
b :  distance covered by a step :  pace
:  a step on which to ascend or descend
:  a way of life, conduct, or action <followed in his father's footsteps>

Examples of FOOTSTEP

  1. She slowly took one footstep toward the frightened animal.
  2. It's five footsteps from the bedroom to the bathroom.

First Known Use of FOOTSTEP

13th century

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