Meaning of FOOTING in English
n.1 a foothold; a secure position (lost his footing).
2 the basis on which an enterprise is established or operates; the position or status of a person in relation to others (on an equal footing).
3 the foundations of a wall, usu. with a course of brickwork wider than the base of the wall.
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012