footstep

  • 1 Footstep — or Footsteps may refer to:* A step and its sound effect for various media like films and video gamesMusic * Footsteps (Pearl Jam song), a 1992 song by Pearl Jam * Footsteps , a 1994 rock music song on The Mind s Eye by Stiltskin * Griot s… …

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  • 2 Footstep — Foot step , n. 1. The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom. [1913 Webster] How on the faltering footsteps of decay Youth presses. Bryant. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 footstep — index step Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 footstep — (n.) early 13c., footprint, from FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) + STEP (Cf. step) (n.). Meaning a tread or fall of the foot is first attested 1530s. Figurative expression to follow in (someone s) footsteps is from 1540s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 footstep — ► NOUN ▪ a step taken in walking, especially as heard by another person. ● follow (or tread) in someone s footsteps Cf. ↑tread in someone s footsteps …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 footstep — [foot′step΄] n. 1. a person s step 2. the distance covered in a step 3. the sound of a step; footfall 4. a footprint 5. a step in a stairway follow in someone s footsteps to follow someone s example, vocation, etc.; be or try to be like some… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 footstep — noun (usually footsteps) ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ light ▪ dragging ▪ He heard the sound of heavy, dragging footsteps in the corridor. ▪ measured …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 footstep */ — UK [ˈfʊtˌstep] / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms footstep : singular footstep plural footsteps the sound that your feet make when you are walking I heard my husband s footsteps coming up the stairs. • follow in someone s footsteps …

    English dictionary

  • 9 footstep — [[t]f ʊtstep[/t]] footsteps 1) N COUNT: usu pl A footstep is the sound or mark that is made by someone walking each time their foot touches the ground. I heard footsteps outside. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you follow in someone s footsteps, you do… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 footstep — noun 1) he heard a footstep Syn: footfall, step, tread, stomp, stamp 2) footsteps in the sand Syn: footprint, footmark, mark, impression; (footsteps) track(s), spoor …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 footstep — /ˈfʊtstɛp / (say footstep) noun 1. a step or tread of the foot, or the sound produced by it; footfall. 2. the distance traversed by the foot in stepping; a pace. 3. → footprint (def. 1). 4. a step by which to ascend or descend. –phrase 5. follow… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 footstep — See: FOLLOW IN ONE S FOOTSTEPS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 13 footstep — See: FOLLOW IN ONE S FOOTSTEPS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 footstep — noun Date: 13th century 1. the mark of the foot ; track 2. a. tread b. distance covered by a step ; pace 3. a step on which to ascend or descend 4. a way of life, conduct, or action < followed in his father s footstep …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 footstep — /foot step /, n. 1. the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced; footfall; tread. 2. the distance covered by a step in walking; pace. 3. a footprint. 4. a step by which to ascend or descend. 5. follow in someone s footsteps, to succeed… …

    Universalium

  • 16 footstep — noun a) 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. b) By extension, the indications or waypoints of a course or direction taken …

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  • 17 footstep — Synonyms and related words: boss, bump, clop, colophon, concavity, convexity, dactylogram, dactylograph, dent, dint, doorstep, embossment, example, excrescence, fingerprint, footfall, footmark, footprint, footprints, footrest, footsteps, fossil… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 footstep — n. 1) to dog smb. s footsteps 2) to follow in smb. s footsteps * * * [ fʊtstep] to dog smb. s footsteps to follow in smb. s footsteps …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 footstep — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. footfall, tread, footprint; see gait 1 , step 1 , 3 , track 2 . • follow in someone s footsteps, Syn. emulate, succeed, resemble a predecessor; see follow 2 , imitate 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or manner of… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 footstep — foot|step [ˈfutstep] n the sound each step makes when someone is walking ▪ He heard someone s footsteps in the hall. →follow (in) sb s footsteps at ↑follow …

    Dictionary of contemporary English