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foot·step

 (fo͝ot′stĕp′)
n.
1.
a. A step with the foot.
b. The sound of a foot stepping. Also called footfall.
2. The distance covered by a step: a footstep away.
3. See footprint.
4. A step on which to go up or down.
Idiom:
follow in (someone's) footsteps
To carry on the behavior, work, or tradition of.

footstep

(ˈfʊtˌstɛp)
n
1. the action of taking a step in walking
2. the sound made by stepping or walking
3. the distance covered with a step; pace
4. a footmark
5. a single stair; step
6. to continue the tradition or example of another

foot•step

(ˈfʊtˌstɛp)

n.
1. the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced.
2. the distance covered by a step in walking; pace.
3. a footprint.
4. a step by which to ascend or descend.
Idioms:
follow in someone's footsteps, to succeed another person.
[1175–1225]

pace

footstepfootprint
1. 'pace'

A pace is a step of normal length that you take when you walk.

He'd only gone a few paces before he stopped again.
The waiter stepped back a pace, watching his customer carefully.
2. 'footstep'

You do not use 'pace' to refer to the sound made by a person's step. The word you use is footstep.

They heard footsteps and turned round.
3. 'footprint'

You also do not use 'pace'to refer to a mark in the ground made by a person's foot. The word you use is footprint.

...fresh footprints in the snow.
There were no footprints or any signs of how the burglars got in.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footstep - the sound of a step of someone walkingfootstep - the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
tramp - a heavy footfall; "the tramp of military boots"
2.footstep - the act of taking a step in walking
step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
3.footstep - the distance covered by a stepfootstep - the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity

footstep

noun
1. step, tread, footfall I heard footsteps outside.
2. footprint, mark, track, trace, outline, imprint, indentation, footmark people's footsteps in the snow

footstep

noun
The act or manner of going on foot:
Translations
خُطْوَةخُطْوَه، أثَر القَدَم
krokzvuk kroku
fodtrin
askel
korak
lábnyomlépésnyomdok
fótatak
足取り
걸음걸이
zvuk kroku
fotsteg
เสียงฝีเท้า
adımayak sesi
bước chân

footstep

[ˈfʊtstep] Npaso m, pisada f
I can hear footsteps on the stairsoigo pasos or pisadas en la escalera
to follow in sb's footstepsseguir los pasos de algn

footstep

[ˈfʊtstɛp] npas m
I can hear footsteps on the stairs → J'entends des pas dans l'escalier.
to follow in sb's footsteps (fig)suivre les traces de qn, marcher sur les traces de qn

footstep

[ˈfʊtˌstɛp] npasso

foot

(fut) plural feet (fiːt) noun
1. the part of the leg on which a person or animal stands or walks. My feet are very sore from walking so far.
2. the lower part of anything. at the foot of the hill.
3. (plural often foot ; often abbreviated to ft when written) a measure of length equal to twelve inches (30.48 cm). He is five feet/foot six inches tall; a four-foot wall.
ˈfooting noun
1. balance. It was difficult to keep his footing on the narrow path.
2. foundation. The business is now on a firm footing.
ˈfootball noun
1. a game played by kicking a large ball. The children played football; (also adjective) a football fan.
2. the ball used in this game.
ˈfoothill noun
a small hill at the foot of a mountain. the foothills of the Alps.
ˈfoothold noun
a place to put one's feet when climbing. to find footholds on the slippery rock.
ˈfootlight noun
(in a theatre) a light which shines on the actors etc from the front of the stage.
ˈfootmanplural ˈfootmen noun
a male servant wearing a uniform. The footman opened the door.
ˈfootmark noun
a footprint. He left dirty footmarks.
ˈfootnote noun
a note at the bottom of a page. The footnotes referred to other chapters of the book.
ˈfootpath noun
a path or way for walking, not for cars, bicycles etc. You can go by the footpath.
ˈfootprint noun
the mark or impression of a foot. She followed his footprints through the snow.
ˈfootsore adjective
with painful feet from too much walking. He arrived, tired and footsore.
ˈfootstep noun
the sound of a foot. She heard his footsteps on the stairs.
ˈfootwear noun
boots, shoes, slippers etc. He always buys expensive footwear.
follow in someone's footsteps
to do the same as someone has done before one. When he joined the police force he was following in his father's footsteps.
foot the bill
to be the person who pays the bill.
on foot
walking. She arrived at the house on foot.
put one's foot down
to be firm about something. I put my foot down and refused.
put one's foot in it
to say or do something stupid. I really put my foot in it when I asked about his wife – she had just run away with his friend!

footstep

خُطْوَة krok fodtrin Schritt πατημασιά paso askel pas korak passo 足取り 걸음걸이 voetstap fottrinn ślad passo шаги fotsteg เสียงฝีเท้า adım bước chân 脚步

footstep

n. paso, pisada; [print] huella del pie.