Meaning of FOOTING in English


/foot"ing/ , n.

1. the basis or foundation on which anything is established.

2. the act of one who moves on foot, as in walking or dancing.

3. a secure and established position.

4. a place or support for the feet; surface to stand on; foothold.

5. a firm placing of the feet; stability: He regained his footing.

6. Building Trades , Civ. Engin. the part of a foundation bearing directly upon the earth.

7. position or status assigned to a person, group, etc., in estimation or treatment.

8. mutual standing; reciprocal relation: to be on a friendly footing with someone.

9. entrance into a new position or relationship: to gain a footing in society.

10. a fee demanded from a person upon entrance into a trade, society, etc.

11. the act of adding a foot to something, as to a stocking.

12. that which is added as a foot.

13. the act of adding up a column of figures.

14. the total of such a column.

[ 1350-1400; ME; see FOOT, -ING 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .