Definitions for footholdˈfʊtˌhoʊld

This page provides all 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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner:

    If the Kardashian show gave me a foothold to do some good, I'm all for that.

  2. Thilo Koslowski:

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

  3. Tsuyoshi Nomaguchi:

    The Nikkei can challenge the June 24 peak (18-1/2 year high of 20,952.71) if dollar/yen builds a firm foothold above 125.

  4. 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.

  5. Kris Jenner:

    We're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing, and if the whole Kardashian show gave me a foothold into that world, to be able to go out there and do something good, I got not problem with that.


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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