Meaning of FOOTING in English

FOOTING

noun Date: 14th century a stable position or placing of the feet, a surface or its condition with respect to one walking or running on it, the act of moving on foot ; step , tread , 4. a place or position providing a base of operations ; foothold , established position ; status , basis , terms of social intercourse, an enlargement at the lower end of a foundation wall, pier, or column to distribute the load, the sum of a column of figures

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