Footing
Footing Foot"ing, n. 1. Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on. [1913 Webster]

In ascent, every step gained is a footing and help to the next. --Holder. [1913 Webster]

2. Standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold. [1913 Webster]

As soon as he had obtained a footing at court, the charms of his manner . . . made him a favorite. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. Relative condition; state. [1913 Webster]

Lived on a footing of equality with nobles. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. Tread; step; especially, measured tread. [1913 Webster]

Hark, I hear the footing of a man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column. [1913 Webster]

6. The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking. [1913 Webster]

7. A narrow cotton lace, without figures. [1913 Webster]

8. The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

9. (Arch. & Enging.) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • footing — [ futiŋ ] n. m. • 1885; mot angl. détourné de son sens « pied, position » ♦ Marche pratiquée pour le plaisir ou à titre d exercice physique. ⇒aussi jogging. Il fait du footing chaque matin au bois de Boulogne. ● footing nom masculin (créé sur l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • footing — [foot′iŋ] n. [ME fotinge: see FOOT & ING] 1. Now Rare a moving on the feet; walking, dancing, etc. 2. a secure placing of the feet [to lose one s footing] 3. a) the condition of a surface with regard to its suitability, for walking, running, etc …   English World dictionary

  • footing — s.n. (Sport) Tip de antrenament în care se alternează cursele cu marşurile pentru a întări rezistenţa gambelor şi a respiraţiei. [pron. fú tin. / < engl., fr., it. footing < foot – a merge pe jos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 02.04.2005. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • footing — [n1] foundation, basis basement, bedrock, bottom, establishment, foot, foothold, ground, groundwork, infrastructure, installation, resting place, seat, seating, settlement, substratum, substructure, underpinning, understructure, warrant; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • footing — (del inglés; pronunciamos futin ) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Área: deporte Ejercicio físico que consiste en correr a un ritmo moderado durante un cierto tiempo: Hace footing todas las mañanas …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • footing — (Voz fr.), y esta con cambio de sentido del ingl. footing, posición). m. Paseo higiénico que se hace corriendo con velocidad moderada al aire libre …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • footing — ► NOUN 1) (one s footing) a secure grip with one s feet. 2) the basis on which something is established or operates. 3) the foundations of a wall, usually with a course of brickwork wider than the base of the wall …   English terms dictionary

  • footing — index ground, plight, position (situation), posture (situation), status Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

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