What does footstep mean?

Definitions for footstep

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word footstep.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. footfall, footstep, stepnoun

    the sound of a step of someone walking

    "he heard footsteps on the porch"

  2. footstepnoun

    the act of taking a step in walking

  3. footstep, pace, step, stridenoun

    the distance covered by a step

    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"


  1. footstepnoun

    The mark or impression left by a foot; a track.

    The child watched as his footsteps in the sand were washed away by the waves.

  2. footstepnoun

    By extension, the indications or waypoints of a course or direction taken.

    To walk the footsteps of greatness requires that you start at the bottom of a long stair.

  3. footstepnoun

    The sound made by walking, running etc.

    The footsteps of the students echoed in the empty hall.

  4. footstepnoun

    A step, as in a stair.

    The garden path had a small footstep down to the main walkway.

  5. footstepnoun

    The distance between one foot and the next when walking; a pace.

    Mere footsteps away from the victim lay the murder weapon.

  6. footstepnoun

    The act of taking a step.

    Take one more footstep towards me, and I'll make you sorry!

  7. footstepnoun

    An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Footstepnoun

    Etymology: foot and step.

    Clear-sighted reason wisdom’s judgment leads,
    And sense, her vassal, in her footsteps treads. John Denham.

    A man shall never want crooked paths to walk in, if he thinks that he is in the right way, where ever he has the footsteps of others to follow. John Locke.

    Let us turn our thoughts to the frame of our system, if there we may trace any visible footsteps of Divine Wisdom and Beneficence. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Footstepnoun

    the mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom

  2. Footstepnoun

    an inclined plane under a hand printing press

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of footstep in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of footstep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of footstep in a Sentence

  1. Zoroaster:

    TAKING THE FIRST FOOTSTEP with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered paradise.

  2. Giacomo Puccini:

    How the stars shone. How sweet the earth smelled. The orchard gate creaked, and a footstep pressed on the sand. And she entered, fragrant as a flower, and fell into my arms. Oh, sweet kisses, lingering caresses. Slowly, trembling, I gazed upon her beauty. Now my dream of true love is lost forever. My last hour has flown, and I die, hopeless, and never have I loved life more.”

  3. Belinda Subraman:

    Night is an abyss at the edge of a footstep, raining anvils in a mercury-retrograde imagination needing chemicals. Fog is a curtain of anticipation. When lifted our way is lit by stars on a high dose of infinity.

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  • атлау, баҫҡыс, эҙ, аҙымBashkir
  • шум от стъпки, крачка, стъпка, стъпалоBulgarian
  • Fußabdruck, SchrittGerman
  • peldaño, pasoSpanish
  • jälg, jalajälg, sammude kõlaEstonian
  • bruit de pas, marche, enjambée, trace de pas, pas, empreinteFrench
  • lábnyom, lépés, nyomdokHungarian
  • քայլArmenian
  • vestigiumLatin
  • āhiki, takahanga waewaeMāori
  • voet, trede, voetafdruk, pas, spoor, voetstap, treeDutch
  • шаг, след, ступенькаRussian
  • ayak iziTurkish

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • A. aligned
    • B. busy
    • C. profound
    • D. greedy

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