Definition of footing
- they all started off on an equal footing
He lost his footing and fell down the slope.
Be careful. The footing is slippery there.
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: 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
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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