Meaning of FOOTING in English

FOOTING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

equal

It was not until 1923 that the sexes, on this ground, were placed on an equal footing .

Buthelezi had repeatedly insisted on a meeting with Mandela on an equal footing and in his capacity as head of Inkatha.

Magistrates may have some difficulty in putting on an equal footing Social Services Departments, and the parents of children in care.

This has enabled domestic markets to compete on a much more equal footing .

If the supplier is on an equal footing with the buyer there will be no implied undertaking.

Buthelezi for his part had frequently called for such a meeting, insisting on meeting Mandela on an equal footing .

It would be nice to think they might meet on an equal footing .

financial

Administration was placed on a sounder financial footing , its distribution made visible and public.

Mr von der Burg was, its seems, unable to establish the shop on a firm financial footing .

firm

But development in post-war Britain would be on a rather firmer footing .

Mr von der Burg was, its seems, unable to establish the shop on a firm financial footing .

This will give a firm footing and will stand up to the constant flow of traffic.

sound

Administration was placed on a sounder financial footing , its distribution made visible and public.

■ NOUN

war

The economy remained on a war footing during 1989 with between 30 and 40 percent of the budget being spent on defence.

The area was on a war footing and all was bustle and preparation, expecting the hourly arrival of the enemy.

The North has responded to the manoeuvres by putting its armed forces on a semi war footing .

The Works was now on a war footing .

■ VERB

keep

The threat of the soldiers was momentarily forgotten as she struggled to keep her footing and prevent the animal from bolting.

Below the bend the water remained sufficiently shallow close to the bank for Trent to keep his footing .

lose

Corbett lost his footing and went down, his flailing hands seeking something to grip.

Campese lost his footing and fell heavily during yesterday's training session at Swansea University.

But even as he reached for the man he lost his footing .

I lost my footing at one point and collected a few bruises.

Sometimes people lost their footing and brought down others, quickly making a writhing heap on the floor.

The light was barely bright enough to ensure that they did not lose their footing .

He connected up with the wave again another twenty-five feet down, but lost his footing and fell.

He waltzed and pirouetted and then, to my horror, he lost his footing .

miss

It was real windy up there and if you missed your footing you didn't get a second chance.

Weir missed his footing as they neared the door.

But in my hurry to get away from whatever it was in the bed I missed my footing and fell.

I also missed my footing and went plunging forward, only by luck managing to keep myself upright.

She had taken only a couple of steps when in her haste she missed her footing .

She missed her footing in the end and stepped into a puddle about two inches deep.

Very near the top of the tree she missed her footing and slipped.

place

It was not until 1923 that the sexes, on this ground, were placed on an equal footing .

put

Magistrates may have some difficulty in putting on an equal footing Social Services Departments, and the parents of children in care.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

have a sure hold/footing

on equal terms/on an equal footing

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The swing should be anchored in concrete footings at least 12 inches deep.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After pouring the footings, trowel the top so it is smooth and level.

Below the bend the water remained sufficiently shallow close to the bank for Trent to keep his footing .

If the supplier is on an equal footing with the buyer there will be no implied undertaking.

Mental disease caused by drunkenness is in criminal law treated as on the same footing with insanity.

The substantial result is much the same on either footing .

This has enabled domestic markets to compete on a much more equal footing .

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.