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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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Quotes of footing

  1. By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. – Samuel Chase
  2. We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world. – Tahar Ben Jelloun
  3. Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing – Ken Kesey
  4. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. – Soren Kierkegaard
  5. Privatization of the state -owned economy is not yet on the agenda. We cannot do it immediately; my colleagues would not agree to it. But we must put all forms of ownership on an equal footing immediately and let different types of ownership compete with the state firms. – Vaclav Klaus
  6. And we did it because it's time for City Hall to stop looking out for City Hall and start looking out for the people like you and me who are footing the bill. – Laura Miller
  7. Well, you would have to say what is the criteria to determine the success of any merger? It would have to be that the companies are stronger financially, that they took market share, and they are on a very steady footing in terms of their performance. – Kevin Rollins
  8. I am not a jazz singer. I wouldn't place myself on that footing I wouldn't even enter that arena. – Boz Scaggs
  9. In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country. – Bobby Scott
  10. Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce. – Ellen Tauscher
  11. I've enjoyed being a part of something from the beginning, when we were still finding our footing – Douglas Wilson

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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