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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Footingnoun

    Etymology: from foot.

    I’ll read you matter deep and dangerous;
    As full of peril and advent’rous spirit
    As to o’erwalk a current, roaring loud,
    On the unsteadfast footing of a spear. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    As Noah’s pigeon, which return’d no more,
    Did shew the footing found, for all the flood. Davies.

    In ascents, every step gained is a footing and help to the next. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

    Cloven stakes; and, wond’rous to behold,
    Their sharpen’d ends in earth their footing place,
    And the dry poles produce a living race. John Dryden, Virg. Georg.

    All those sublime thoughts take their rise and footing here: the mind stirs not one jot beyond those ideas which sense or reflection have offered. John Locke.

    The reasoning faculties of the soul would not know how to move, for want of a foundation and footing in most men, who cannot trace truth to its foundation and original. John Locke.

    Whether they unctuous exhalations are,
    Fir’d by the sun, or seeming so alone;
    Or each some more remote and slippery star,
    Which loses footing when to mortals shewn. Dryden.

    I would outnight you did no body come:
    But hark, I hear the footing of a man. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Ven.

    Break off, break off; I feel the different sound
    Of some chaste footing near about this ground:
    Run to your shrouds, within these brakes and trees;
    Our number may affright. John Milton.

    Make holyday: your ryestraw hats put on,
    And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
    In country footing. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    He grew strong among the Irish; and in his footing his son continuing, hath increased his said name. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    Like running weeds, that have no certain root; or like footings up and down, impossible to be traced. Francis Bacon, H. VII.

    Ever since our nation had any footing in this land, the state of England did desire to perfect the conquest. Davies.

    The defeat of colonel Bellasis gave them their first footing in Yorkshire. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    No useful arts have yet found footing here;
    But all untaught and savage does appear. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.

    Gaul was on the same footing with Egypt, as to taxes. Arb.

ChatGPT

  1. footing

    Footing refers to the basis or foundation on which something is established or built, the secure placement of feet while standing or moving, or, a position in relation to others often related to status or rank. In construction, it's the base or bottom of a structure that supports it and distributes its weight evenly. In conversation analysis, it refers to the alignment or stance that a speaker takes in relation to the topic or other participants in a conversation. In general, it's about one's standing, position, or stability in various contexts.

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. David Richards:

    The current strategy is essentially one of equipping and training others to do the hard stuff for us. I think that could work, but the scale of effort going into it is woefully insufficient, if you really want to get rid of them, we need to effectively get on a war footing.

  2. Richard Willard Armour:

    He who cannot rest, cannot work he who cannot let go, cannot hold on he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.

  3. Arnold Donald:

    As we continue our discussions with Cuba, and in anticipation of Fathom travelers being on equal footing with those who travel by air, we are accepting bookings from all travelers, including Cuba-born individuals, however, if Cuba’s decision is delayed beyond May 1, we will delay the start of our sailings.

  4. Neil Quilliam:

    No government or ruler wants to be seen to sell Palestine so cheaply and hand Netanyahu such a victory and, in fact, end up footing the bill, at the same time, all states except perhaps Egypt are dependent upon the U.S. and will not risk angering Trump, given his propensity to act like a petulant child.

  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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