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footing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foot  \Foot\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Footed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Footing}.] 
  1.  To  tread  to  measure  or  music;  to  dance;  to  trip;  to  skip. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  walk;  --  opposed  to  ride  or  fly.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Footing  \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. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Relative  condition;  state. 
 
  Lived  on  a  footing  of  equality  with  nobles. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  footing 
  n  1:  status  with  respect  to  the  relations  between  people  or 
  groups:  "on  good  terms  with  her  in-laws";  "on  a  friendly 
  footing"  [syn:  {terms}] 
  2:  a  relation  that  provides  the  foundation  for  something  "they 
  were  on  a  friendly  footing"  or  "he  worked  on  an  interim 
  basis"  [syn:  {basis},  {ground}] 
  3:  a  place  providing  support  for  the  foot  in  standing  or 
  climbing  [syn:  {foothold}] 




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