What does foothold mean?

Definitions for footholdˈfʊtˌhoʊld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word foothold.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bridgehead, foothold(noun)

    an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

    "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"

  2. foothold, footing(noun)

    a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

  3. beachhead, foothold(noun)

    an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments

    "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"

Wiktionary

  1. foothold(Noun)

    A solid grip with the feet.

  2. foothold(Noun)

    airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foothold(noun)

    a holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may tread or rest securely; footing

Freebase

  1. Foothold

    SG-1 returns from a mission and discovers that metamorphic aliens have taken over the complex.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foothold in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foothold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thilo Koslowski:

    It provides a much stronger foothold for Google to really be part of the vehicle rather than being an add-on.

  2. Moureen Odero:

    The locals who wanted to get a foothold into the mining industry viewed the deceased as an outsider who had been given a license to exploit the mineral wealth on their land.

  3. Veryan Khan:

    Given the fact that Boko Haram not only controls large swaths ofterritory, holds hundreds and hundreds of hostages, and is the most successful terror operation out of Africa right now, ISIS has gained a real foothold.

  4. Émile Durkheim:

    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.

  5. John Kerry:

    Terror groups like the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e Taiba, and other groups, continue to pose a threat to Pakistan, to its neighbors, and to the United States, and we all of us have a responsibility to ensure that these groups do not gain a foothold but rather are pushed back into the recesses of (Pakistan’s) memory, this task is obviously far from finished.

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Translations for foothold

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • предмостие, плацдарм, опораBulgarian
  • jalansija, sillanpääFinnish
  • [[apoio]] [[para]] [[os]] [[pés]]Portuguese
  • опорный пункт, плацдарм, [[опора]] [[для]] [[ногаRussian

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