Meaning of FOOTING in English
[foot.ing] n (14c) 1: a stable position or placing of the feet
2: a surface or its condition with respect to one walking or running on it; esp: the condition of a racetrack
3: the act of moving on foot: step, tread
4. a: a place or space for standing: foothold b: established position: status; esp: position or rank in relation to others "they all started off on an equal ~"
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 English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012