Meaning of FOOTING in English
n. 1 a foothold; a secure position (lost his footing). 2 the basis on which an enterprise is established or operates; the position or status of a person in relation to others (on an equal footing). 3 the foundations of a wall, usu. with a course of brickwork wider than the base of the wall.
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012