Footing definitions

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Secure placement of the feet in standing or moving.
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The act of moving on foot.
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The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
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A basis or foundation.

A business begun on a good footing.

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The act of making a foot for something, such as a stocking.
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The sum of a column of figures.
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A moving on the feet; walking, dancing, etc.
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A secure placing of the feet.

To lose one's footing.

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The projecting base or enlarged foundation put under a column, wall, etc. to spread its weight and prevent settling.
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A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.

In ascent, every step gained is a footing and help to the next. Holder.

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Lived on a footing of equality with nobles. Thomas Babington Macaulay.

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As soon as he had obtained a footing at court, the charms of his manner . . . made him a favorite. Thomas Babington Macaulay.

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A tread; step; especially, measured tread.

Hark, I hear the footing of a man. Shakespeare.

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Footing is defined as a secure placement of the feet, or the condition of something to allow stability.

An example of footing is how you place your feet while climbing a mountain.

An example of footing is the basis for a relationship; to be on sound footing.

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(now rare) A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail.
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(architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
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Stability or balance when standing on one's feet.
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(accounting) Double checking the numbers vertically.
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A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
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A secure place for the feet; a foothold.
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Position or rank in relation to others; standing.

Everyone began on an equal footing.

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Terms of social interaction.

Neighbors on a friendly footing.

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The condition of a surface with regard to its suitability, for walking, running, etc.

Poor footing following the rain.

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A secure place to put the feet; foothold.
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A position or basis.

The business is on a sound footing.

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A basis for relationship.

A friendly footing, an equal footing.

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The adding of a column of figures.
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The sum obtained.
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The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
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The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
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The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil. Simmonds.
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Present participle of foot.
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Origin of footing

foot +‎ -ing