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Noun footing has 3 senses


  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Relative condition; state.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lived on a footing of equality with nobles."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Tread; step; especially, measured tread.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hark, I hear the footing of a man."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A narrow cotton lace, without figures.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.  Simmonds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.


footing, n.
1 a foothold; a secure position (lost his footing).
2 the basis on which an enterprise is established or operates; the position or status of a person in relation to others (on an equal footing).
3 the foundations of a wall, usu. with a course of brickwork wider than the base of the wall.



Anschauung, account, adding, advantage, allowance, ambit, ambling, ambulation, angle, angle of vision, assessment, backpacking, bailiwick, balance, base, baseboard, basement, basis, bear hug, bearing wall, bearings, bed, bedding, bedrock, bill, bite, blackmail, blood money, bottom, calculation, calculus, capacity, case, caste, casting, character, chassis, ciphering, circumstance, clamp, clasp, class, clench, clinch, cling, clinging, clutch, computation, condition, constituency, dado, death grip, distance, echelon, embrace, emolument, estate, estimation, eye, fee, firm hold, fix, floor, flooring, fond, foot, foothold, footing it, footplate, footrail, footrest, footwork, foundation, frame, frame of reference, framework, fundament, fundamental, going on foot, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, ground, grounds, groundwork, hardpan, hierarchy, hiking, hitchhiking, hitching, hold, hoofing, hug, hush money, infrastructure, initiation fee, iron grip, jam, keel, legwork, level, light, location, locus standi, lot, lumbering, marching, mental outlook, mileage, modality, mode, mopboard, nadir, nip, orbit, order, outlook, pass, pavement, pedestrianism, perambulation, perch, perspective, pickle, place, plight, point of view, position, post, posture, power structure, precedence, predicament, principle, purchase, radical, rank, rate, rating, reckoning, reference system, regard, respect, retainer, retaining fee, riprap, rock bottom, rudiment, sauntering, scot, seat, seating, seizure, shoemold, side, sight, sill, situation, slant, sole, solid ground, solid rock, sphere, sphere of influence, spot, stability, stage, staggering, stamping ground, stance, stand, standing, standing place, standpoint, state, station, status, stereobate, stipend, strolling, stylobate, substratum, substruction, substructure, system, terms, terra firma, territory, thumbing, thumbing a ride, tight grip, toddling, toe, toehold, totaling, toting, tottering, traction, tramping, treading, tribute, trudging, turf, underbuilding, undercarriage, undergirding, underpinning, understruction, understructure, universe, vantage, venue, view, viewpoint, waddling, wainscot, walking, warrant




N circumstance, situation, phase, position, posture, attitude, place, point, terms, regime, footing, standing, status, occasion, juncture, conjunctive, contingency, predicament, emergence, emergency, exigency, crisis, pinch, pass, push, occurrence, turning point, bearings, how the land lies, surroundings, context, environment, location, contingency, dependence (uncertainty), causation, attribution, circumstantial, given, conditional, provisional, critical, modal, contingent, incidental, adventitious, limitative, in the circumstances, under the circumstances, the circumstances, conditions, thus, in such wise, accordingly, that being the case, such being the case, in view of the circumstances, that being so, sith, since, seeing that, as matters stand, as things go, as times go, conditionally, provided, if, in case, if so, if so be, if it be so, depending on circumstances, in certain circumstances, under certain conditions, if it so happen, if it so turn out, in the event of, in such a contingency, in such a case, in such an event, provisionally, unless, without, according to circumstances, according to the occasion, as it may happen, as it may turn out, as it may be, as the case may be, as the wind blows, pro re nata, yet are my sins not those of circumstance.


N term, rank, station, stage, step, degree, scale, remove, grade, link, peg, round of the ladder, status, position, place, point, mark, pas, period, pitch, stand, standing, footing, range.


N expenditure, money going out, out goings, out lay, expenses, disbursement, prime cost, circulation, run upon a bank, payment, pay, bribe, fee, footing, garnish, subsidy, tribute, contingent, quota, donation, pay in advance, earnest, handsel, deposit, installment, investment, purchase, expending, expended, sumptuary, vectigalia nervos esse reipublicae.


N influence, importance, weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway, predominance, predominancy, ascendency, dominance, reign, control, domination, pull, authority, capability, effect, interest, synergy (cooperation), footing, purchase, play, leverage, vantage ground, tower of strength, host in himself, protection, patronage, auspices, influential, effective, important, weighty, prevailing, prevalent, rife, rampant, dominant, regnant, predominant, in the ascendant, hegemonical, with telling effect, tel maure tel valet.


N situation, position, locality, locale, status, latitude and longitude, footing, standing, standpoint, post, stage, aspect, attitude, posture, pose, environment, surroundings (location), circumjacence, place, site, station, seat, venue, whereabouts, ground, bearings, spot, topography, geography, chorography, map, situate, situated, local, topical, topographical, in situ, in loco, here and there, passim, hereabouts, thereabouts, whereabouts, in place, here, there, in such and such surroundings, in such and such environs, in such and such entourage, amidst such and such surroundings, amidst such and such environs, amidst such and such entourage.


N base, basement, plinth, dado, wainscot, baseboard, mopboard, bedrock, hardpan, foundation, substructure, substratum, ground, earth, pavement, floor, paving, flag, carped, ground floor, deck, footing, ground work, basis, hold, bilge, bottom, nadir, foot, sole, toe, hoof, keel, root, centerboard, bottom, undermost, nethermost, fundamental, founded on, based on, grounded on, built on.

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