Meaning of FOOTING in English



Pronunciation: ' fu ̇ -ti ŋ

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : a stable position or placing of the feet

2 : a surface or its condition with respect to one walking or running on it especially : the condition of a racetrack

3 : the act of moving on foot : STEP , TREAD

4 a : a place or position providing a base of operations : FOOTHOLD b : established position : STATUS especially : position or rank in relation to others <they all started off on an equal footing >


6 : terms of social intercourse

7 : an enlargement at the lower end of a foundation wall, pier, or column to distribute the load

8 : the sum of a column of figures

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.