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Princeton's WordNet

  1. footprint, footmark, stepnoun

    a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

    "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"

  2. footprintnoun

    a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important

    "the footprints of an earlier civilization"

  3. footprintnoun

    the area taken up by some object

    "the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"


  1. footprintnoun

    The impression of the foot in a soft substance such as sand or snow.

  2. footprintnoun

    Space required by a piece of equipment. Eg: This computer has a smaller footprint.

  3. footprintnoun

    Amount of hard drive space required for a program.

  4. footprintnoun

    The audit trail left by a crashed program

  5. footprintnoun

    Profession or lifestyle, as in...

    He is following in his father's footprints.

  6. footprintnoun

    The surface space occupied by a structure

    the footprint of a building.

  7. footprintnoun

    A company's geographic market presence. Eg. The store, which is slated to open next month, increases the company's footprint in the market to 14 locations.

  8. footprintnoun

    The ecological impact of a human activity, machine, etc.

    My carbon footprint is very high.

  9. footprintnoun

    Availability of a satellite from the ground

Webster Dictionary

  1. Footprintnoun

    the impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."


  1. Footprint

    Footprints are the impressions or images left behind by a person walking or running. Hoofprints and pawprints are those left by animals with hooves or paws rather than feet, while "shoeprints" is the specific term for prints made by shoes. They may either be indentations in the ground or something placed onto the surface that was stuck to the bottom of the foot. A "trackway" is set of footprints in soft earth left by a life-form; animal tracks are the footprints, hoofprints, or pawprints of an animal. Footprints can be followed when tracking during a hunt or can provide evidence of activities. Some footprints remain unexplained, with several famous stories from mythology and legend. Others have provided evidence of prehistoric life and behaviours.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. footprint

    1. The floor or desk area taken up by a piece of hardware. 2. [IBM] The audit trail (if any) left by a crashed program (often in plural, footprints). See also toeprint. 3. RAM footprint: The minimum amount of RAM which an OS or other program takes; this figure gives one an idea of how much will be left for other applications. How actively this RAM is used is another matter entirely. Recent tendencies to featuritis and software bloat can expand the RAM footprint of an OS to the point of making it nearly unusable in practice. [This problem is, thankfully, limited to operating systems so stupid that they don't do virtual memory -- ESR]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. footprint

    1. The area on the surface of the earth within a satellite

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of footprint in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of footprint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of footprint in a Sentence

  1. Scott Gottlieb:

    The FDA re-starting high risk food inspections as early as tomorrow. The FDA'll also do compounding inspections this week. And The FDA started sampling high risk imported produce in the northeast region today. The FDA'll expand The FDA footprint as the week progresses. The FDA teams are working.

  2. Galen Karlan-Mason:

    A diet without meat products can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49 percent and water-scarcity weighted water footprint by 19 percent.

  3. Jerry Shannon:

    Supermarkets became the most common source for grocery shopping during a time of rapid suburbanization, and their car-dependent large footprint format is designed for suburban sprawl, supermarkets were created with suburban residents in mind.

  4. Frank Coleman:

    Our strategy has been active ownership, to get companies to understand the impact of their emissions and to reduce them, to look at their carbon footprint and to invest in other energy technologies.

  5. Judith Kasper:

    That overall picture of the footprint of caregiving to older adults that is attributable to dementia is the study's most important message.

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