footstep

noun
foot·​step | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌstep How to pronounce footstep (audio) \

Definition of footstep

1 : the mark of the foot : track
2a : tread
b : distance covered by a step : pace
3 : a step on which to ascend or descend
4 : a way of life, conduct, or action followed in his father's footsteps

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Examples of footstep in a Sentence

She slowly took one footstep toward the frightened animal. It's five footsteps from the bedroom to the bathroom.
Recent Examples on the Web But perhaps the trailer’s most recognizable callback is that huge dino footstep in the foreground, as characters look on horrified — a classic shot callback to a scene in the first film featuring its big bad dino: the T-Rex. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2022 Following in the footstep of JAY-Z and Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the growing ranks of celebrities investing in French champagne. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, 23 Feb. 2022 That means every explosion was precisely calculated to ensure the impact would be no stronger than a single footstep on the Great Wall. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 National Cryptocurrencies Not every country is likely to follow in the footstep of El Salvador and adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in 2022. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Each footstep was recorded in a track of mud, to be analyzed. Christina Larson, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Dec. 2021 Each footstep was recorded in a track of mud, to be analyzed. Christina Larson, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Dec. 2021 Each footstep was recorded in a track of mud, to be analyzed. Christina Larson, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Dec. 2021 Each footstep was recorded in a track of mud, to be analyzed. Christina Larson, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of footstep

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 May 2022

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“Footstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footstep. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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footstep

noun
foot·​step | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌstep How to pronounce footstep (audio) \

Kids Definition of footstep

1 : a step of the foot Don't take another footstep!
2 : the distance covered by a step The bathroom is only a few footsteps away.
3 : footprint
4 : the sound of a foot taking a step We heard footsteps.
5 : a way of life or action He followed in his father's footsteps.

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