Definition for FOOT'ING


  1. Ground for the foot; that which sustains; firm foundation to stand on. In ascents, every step gained is a footing and help to the next. Holder.
  2. Support; root. Dryden.
  3. Basis; foundation. Locke.
  4. Place; stable position. Dryden.
  5. Permanent settlement. Let not these evils gain footing.
  6. Tread; step; walk. Milton.
  7. Dance; tread to measure. Shak.
  8. Steps; road; track. [Little used.] Bacon.
  9. State; condition; settlement. Place both parties on an equal footing.

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