What does footing mean?

Definitions for footing
ˈfʊt ɪŋfoot·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. footing, termsnoun

    status with respect to the relations between people or groups

    "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"

  2. footing, basis, groundnoun

    a relation that provides the foundation for something

    "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

  3. foothold, footingnoun

    a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

Wiktionary

  1. footingnoun

    A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.

    In ascent, every step gained is a footing and help to the next. Holder.

  2. footingnoun

    A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.

    As soon as he had obtained a footing at court, the charms of his manner . . . made him a favorite. Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  3. footingnoun

    A relative condition; state.

    Lived on a footing of equality with nobles. Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  4. footingnoun

    A tread; step; especially, measured tread.

    Hark, I hear the footing of a man. Shakespeare

  5. footingnoun

    A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail.

  6. footingnoun

    stability or balance when standing on one's feet

  7. footingnoun

    The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.

  8. footingnoun

    The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.

  9. footingnoun

    A narrow cotton lace, without figures.

  10. footingnoun

    The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil. Simmonds.

  11. footingnoun

    The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.

  12. footingnoun

    Double checking the numbers vertically.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Footing

    of Foot

  2. Footingnoun

    ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on

  3. Footingnoun

    standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold

  4. Footingnoun

    relative condition; state

  5. Footingnoun

    tread; step; especially, measured tread

  6. Footingnoun

    the act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column

  7. Footingnoun

    the act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking

  8. Footingnoun

    a narrow cotton lace, without figures

  9. Footingnoun

    the finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil

  10. Footingnoun

    the thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. footing

    A fine paid by a youngster or landsman on first mounting the top. Also, a slight payment from new comers on crossing the line, passing through the Straits of Gibraltar, entering the Arctic Seas, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. footing

    To be on the same footing with another, is to be under the same circumstances in point of service; to have the same number of men, and the same pay, etc.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of footing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of footing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of footing in a Sentence

  1. Marco Schnabl:

    It appears that Argentina tried in effect to put everyone on a broadly similar footing, the bondholders earning pre-judgement interest may say that they are getting less than the court awarded them, while others are being paid in full, but one has earned pre-judgement interest at 9% and the others post-judgement interest of around 1.5%.

  2. Lance Benjamino:

    When I traversed down the mountain I started to lose my footing as well and I slid about 75 to a hundred feet and then I climbed, realistically I crawled down the mountain to find the student who thankfully was conscious and alert. He was banged up pretty bad.

  3. Anne Tucker:

    It's hard to say whether Will gave Happy confidence, or Happy gave Will confidence, horses look at everyone on even footing. The men have made some mistakes, but they aren't bad people. They just need someone to confirm that, and that's what the horses do.

  4. Mark Lukasiewicz:

    The unified wall of support for Trump has splintered after last week's assault on the Capitol, republicans are disagreeing with Republicans on the most basic questions : Should Trump be impeached ? Should he be convicted ? Does he bear responsibility for what happened ? I suspect traditionally conservative audiences are bewildered and confused. Confusion is certainly apparent among many conservative media producers and commentators -- trying to find their footing as the story of the Capitol assault, and the President's reaction, keeps getting worse.

  5. Sebastien Galy:

    Equity markets are in a state of ambivalence, they should find their footing as the week develops, expectations for the non-farm payroll (data) are relatively subdued given that we are in the process of re-opening the economy. A lack of surprise will comfort the market that tapering is only slowly coming.

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