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Meaning of FOOTING

Pronunciation:  'fûting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
  2. [n]  a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing" or"he worked on an interim basis"
  3. [n]  status with respect to the relations between people or groups; "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"

FOOTING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: basis, foothold, ground, terms
 See Also: common ground, foundation, position, status, support, toehold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Foot"ing\, n.
1. 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. 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.

3. Relative condition; state.

         Lived on a footing of equality with nobles.

4. Tread; step; especially, measured tread.

         Hark, I hear the footing of a man.    --Shak.

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

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

7. A narrow cotton lace, without figures.

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

9. (Arch. & Enging.) The thickened or sloping portion of a
   wall, or of an embankment at its foot.

{Footing course} (Arch.), one of the courses of masonry at
   the foot of a wall, broader than the courses above.

{To pay one's footing}, to pay a fee on first doing anything,
   as working at a trade or in a shop. --Wright.

{Footing beam}, the tie beam of a roof.

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