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Definitions of footing

  1. a relation that provides the foundation for something; " they were on a friendly footing" or" he worked on an interim basis"
  2. a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
  3. status with respect to the relations between people or groups; " on good terms with her in- laws"; " on a friendly footing"
  4. a relation that provides the foundation for something; " they were on a friendly footing"; " he worked on an interim basis"
  5. of Foot
  6. Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
  7. Standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
  8. Relative condition; state.
  9. Tread; step; especially, measured tread.
  10. The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
  11. The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
  12. A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
  13. The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
  14. The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot.
  15. Ground or support for the feet; tread; act of moving on foot, as in dancing or walking; a firm or assured position; state or condition.
  16. Place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation; position; settlement; tread; dance; plain cotton lace: the act or result of adding up a column of figures; - pl. totals from such adding.
  17. Standing; position; addition.
  18. A place to stand or walk on; hence, secure position.
  19. The adding or the sum of a column of flgures.
  20. Ground for the foot; firm foundation to stand on; settlement; basis; foundation; tread; step; dance; tread to measure; condition; a plain cotton lace without figures.
  21. A hold for the feet; entrance; support.
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Usage examples for footing

  1. Have the boys been tryin' to make you pay your footing – Down the Slope by James Otis
  2. I had rather wondered on what footing I should be received here, especially since Mishka's remark, a while back, about the " prisoner." – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  3. " Don't talk rot," he said, and I realised that we were back again on the old footing of our normal relations. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  4. So we are upon a footing – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  5. " It is almost impossible to get a footing there," she declared. – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  6. Then Maitland got a footing on the carpet and put forth his strength; the other gave way, slipped, and went to his knees. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. With the security of a solid footing there was no danger and there was a greater certainty of success. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  8. You've got to find your footing Avery. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  9. She could write and address a letter herself; and here at last she stood in one respect on an equal footing with those around her. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  10. You will call on Lady-, and you will endeavour to make firm friends of the most desirable among your present acquaintance; so that you may be on the same footing you are now, should you return to Paris. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  11. Such fellows as this Merl had no footing in our day. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  12. But both are figures of syntax; and, as such, they stand upon the same footing – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. In any case, He declares that His mere presence put everything on a new footing for His followers who could not fast simply because He was by. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  14. The hind legs straightened, that mighty force bore on his footing and the stone slipped! – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  15. Soon Louise lost her footing and fell. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  16. He was leaning heavily on his hands, trusting to them rather than to his footing when the wall seemed to give way under them and he fell forward, striking on his hands and knees. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  17. Thus for the first time did France secure a footing in the South. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  18. Before he found me out we had been on a footing of- how can I express it to you? – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  19. Sunfish scrambled with his feet for secure footing found it and waded up to the front door. – The Lure of the Dim Trails by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
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