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foot·ing

 (fo͝ot′ĭng)
n.
1. Secure placement of the feet in standing or moving.
2.
a. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
b. A secure place for the feet; a foothold.
3. The act of moving on foot.
4. Architecture The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall. Also called footer.
5. A basis or foundation: a business begun on a good footing.
6.
a. Position or rank in relation to others; standing: Everyone began on an equal footing.
b. Terms of social interaction: neighbors on a friendly footing.
7. The act of making a foot for something, such as a stocking.
8. The sum of a column of figures.

footing

(ˈfʊtɪŋ)
n
1. the basis or foundation on which something is established: the business was on a secure footing.
2. the relationship or status existing between two persons, groups, etc: the two countries were on a friendly footing.
3. a secure grip by or for the feet
4. (Architecture) Also called: footings the lower part of a foundation of a column, wall, building, etc
5. (Accounting & Book-keeping) chiefly
a. the act of adding a column of figures
b. the total obtained
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare a fee paid upon entrance into a craft, society, etc, or such an entrance itself

foot•ing

(ˈfʊt ɪŋ)

n.
1. the basis or foundation on which anything is established.
2. the act of one who moves on foot, as in walking or dancing.
3. a secure and established position.
4. a place or support for the feet; surface to stand on; foothold.
5. a firm placing of the feet; stability: to regain one's footing.
6. the part of a foundation bearing directly upon the earth.
7. position or status assigned to a person, group, etc., in estimation or treatment.
8. mutual standing; reciprocal relation: to be on a friendly footing with someone.
9. entrance into a new position or relationship: to gain a footing in society.
10. the act of adding a foot to something, as to a stocking.
11. that which is added as a foot.
12. the sum of a column of figures.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footing - status with respect to the relations between people or groups; "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
2.footing - a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
foundation - the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
common ground - a basis agreed to by all parties for reaching a mutual understanding
3.footing - a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
toehold - a small foothold used in climbing

footing

noun
1. basis, foundation, foothold, base position, ground, settlement, establishment, installation, groundwork a sounder financial footing for the future
2. relationship, terms, position, basis, state, standing, condition, relations, rank, status, grade They are trying to compete on an equal footing.
3. foothold, hold, grip, toehold, support He lost his footing and slid into the water.

footing

noun
1. The lowest or supporting part or structure:
2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests:
base, basis, foundation, fundament, ground (often used in plural), groundwork, underpinning (often used in plural).
3. Positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others:
4. An established position from which to operate or deal with others:
basis, status, term (often used in plural).
Translations
أساستَوازُن
pevná půdarovnováhazáklad
balancefundament
fótfestagrunnur, undirstaîa

footing

[ˈfʊtɪŋ] N
1. (= foothold) → asidero m
to lose one's footingperder pie
2. (fig) (= basis) on an equal footingen pie de igualdad
to be on a friendly footing with sbtener amistad con algn
to gain a footinglograr establecerse
to put a company on a sound financial footingenderezar la situación económica de una empresa
on a war footingen pie de guerra

footing

[ˈfʊtɪŋ] n
(= basis) on an equal footing → sur un pied d'égalité
to put sb/sth on an equal footing → mettre qn/qch sur un pied d'égalité
to put sth on a formal footing → officialiser qch
to be on a war footing → être sur le pied de guerre
We aim to place training on a more scientific footing → Notre but est de mettre l'accent sur l'aspect scientifique de la formation.
(= place one stands on) → appuis mpl au sol
to lose one's footing → perdre pied

footing

n
(lit)Stand m, → Halt m; to lose one’s footingden Halt verlieren; to miss one’s footingdanebentreten
(fig) (= foundation, basis)Basis f; (= relationship)Beziehung f, → Verhältnis nt; the business was on a secure footingdas Geschäft stand auf einer sicheren Basis; we are trying to put training on a more scientific footingwir versuchen, die Ausbildung wissenschaftlicher zu fundieren; to be on a friendly footing with somebodymit jdm auf freundschaftlichem Fuße stehen; we want to put Britain on the same footing as the rest of Europewir wollen Großbritannien mit dem restlichen Europa gleichstellen; on an equal footing (with each other)auf gleicher Basis; to be on a war footingsich im Kriegszustand befinden
(Archit) → Sockel m

footing

[ˈfʊtɪŋ] n (foothold) → punto d'appoggio (fig) (basis) → posizione f
to lose one's footing → perdere l'equilibrio, mettere un piede in fallo
on an equal footing (fig) → su un piano di parità, in condizioni di parità
to be on a friendly footing with sb → essere in rapporti d'amicizia con qn

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!
References in classic literature ?
During the second month after she came to the house, Louise gave up all hope of getting on a friendly footing with the Hardy girls and went to her own room as soon as the evening meal was at an end.
It proved not difficult to re-establish the intimacy of the two companions, on the same footing and in the same degree as heretofore.
This could not go on; no horse could keep his footing under such circumstances; the pain was too great.