footprint

noun foot·print \ ˈfu̇t-ˌprint \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of footprint

1 :an impression of the foot on a surface
2 a :the area on a surface covered by something
  • a tire with a wide footprint
  • the footprint of a laser beam
b :range of operation (as of a service)
  • a global footprint
3 :a marked effect, impression, or impact
  • left a footprint in the field of research
4 :something that identifies
  • a genetic footprint

Examples of footprint in a Sentence

  1. The child left her tiny footprints in the snow.

  2. He walked into the kitchen with his boots on, making muddy footprints on the floor.

  3. The new model has a smaller footprint than the older model.

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First Known Use of footprint

1552

footprint Synonyms

Synonyms
footmark, footstep, step, trace, vestige
Related Words
hoofprint; pug, spoor, track; tread

FOOTPRINT Defined for English Language Learners

footprint

noun

Definition of footprint for English Language Learners

  • : a track or mark left by a foot or shoe

  • : the amount of space that is covered on a surface by something (such as a computer)


FOOTPRINT Defined for Kids

footprint

noun foot·print \ ˈfu̇t-ˌprint \

Definition of footprint for Students

:a track left by a foot

Medical Dictionary

footprint

noun foot·print \ ˈfu̇t-ˌprint \

medical Definition of footprint

:an impression of the foot on a surface


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