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status with respect to the relations between people or groups
"on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"
footing, basis, groundnoun
a relation that provides the foundation for something
"they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
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.
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.
A relative condition; state.
Lived on a footing of equality with nobles. Thomas Babington Macaulay.
A tread; step; especially, measured tread.
Hark, I hear the footing of a man. Shakespeare
A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail.
stability or balance when standing on one's feet
The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil. Simmonds.
The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
Double checking the numbers vertically.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on
standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold
relative condition; state
tread; step; especially, measured tread
the act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column
the act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking
a narrow cotton lace, without figures
the finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil
the thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
The numerical value of footing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of footing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of footing in a Sentence
The government appears to have found better footing by now and infrastructure projects would start to help momentum more forcefully.
The third quarter started on a good footing, but it is probably too soon to start downplaying the potential negative impact of Brexit on euro zone growth.
If investors see that the economy is on solid footing, and if the Fed does hike rates, it could make leveraged loans more attractive versus high-yield bonds.
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.
This market is somewhere between trying to decide the interest rate, oil, dollar question while we await earnings. There's no real earnings out to give it any footing. It's just been drifting back and forth.
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