Definition of footprint
1 : an impression of the foot on a surface
2a : the area on a surface covered by something a tire with a wide footprint the footprint of a laser beamb : 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
The child left her tiny footprints in the snow.
He walked into the kitchen with his boots on, making muddy footprints on the floor.
The new model has a smaller footprint than the older model.
Recent Examples of footprint from the Web
The tire retailer will make its way to Huntsville, Alabama, expanding its footprint to six states, according to a press release.
A baseball field and parking lot would be built on the school's current footprint.
Services such as Heal - which launched in the District in June after operating in California since 2014 - and competitors such as Pager and Curbside Care are expanding their footprints across the country.
A landscape plan for the new Texas Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road filed with metro regulators shows a one-story building, essentially with the same footprint as the old Logan's.
The Chinese automaker said earlier the Proton deal would strengthen its global footprint and develop a beachhead in Southeast Asia.
Parents can make a handprint or footprint keepsake of their child.
José A. Iglesias firstname.lastname@example.org Renting on Airbnb has been an increasingly controversial issue for the past year, as the platform has grown its local footprint and cities have struggled to regulate its use.
Morris said QB Country will soon open a location in Texas, which will join Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina as states in the program's footprint.
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First Known Use of footprint
FOOTPRINT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of footprint for Students
: a track left by a foot
Medical Definition of footprint
: an impression of the foot on a surface
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