Meaning of FOOTING in English


/ ˈfʊtɪŋ; NAmE / noun [ sing. ]


the position of your feet when they are safely on the ground or some other surface :

She lost her footing (= she slipped or lost her balance) and fell backwards into the water.

I slipped and struggled to regain my footing.


the basis on which sth is established or organized :

The company is now on a sound financial footing .

The country has been on a war footing (= prepared for war) since March.


the position or status of sb/sth in relation to others; the relationship between two or more people or groups :

The two groups must meet on an equal footing .

They were demanding to be treated on the same footing as the rest of the teachers.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.