Crossword clues for footing
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Foot \Foot\ (f[oo^]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Footed; p. pr. & vb. n. Footing.]
To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly.
Footing \Foot"ing\, n.
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.
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.
Relative condition; state.
Lived on a footing of equality with nobles.
Tread; step; especially, measured tread.
Hark, I hear the footing of a man.
The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
(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.
Footing beam, the tie beam of a roof.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "a base, foundation;" late 14c., "position of the feet on the ground, stance," a gerundive formation from foot (n.). Figurative meaning "firm or secure position" is from 1580s; that of "condition on which anything is established" is from 1650s.
n. 1 A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on. 2 A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold. 3 A relative condition; state. 4 A tread; step; especially, measured tread. 5 (context now rare English) A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail. 6 stability or balance when standing on one's feet vb. (present participle of foot English)
n. status with respect to the relations between people or groups; "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing" [syn: terms]
a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing [syn: foothold]
The word footing has a number of meanings:
- Architecture, Foundation (architecture)
- Translation Science, Footing (translation theory)
- Bookkeeping, Footing (bookkeeping)
- Sexuality, Footing (sexual act)
Usage examples of "footing".
There, Rienadre, Denalle, and Nylan struggled to remove the silty and clay-filled soil, at least enough to provide footings for the crude retaining wall that would, Nylan hoped, form the millpond.
He then sketched the footings on both sides of the river, well back from the verge.
It worked out by the end of that day that the Terrans would cut timber for the footings on their side of the river, the Hrrubans on theirs.
The logs for the footings were lifted into position by Hrrubans wearing protective hide gloves.
After an arbitrary pause, the Hrrubans filled in the dirt around the footings and turned to the first of the span logs.
There's a hell of a lot of mass coming down out there, and the footings don't have to actually turn to impart that kind of motion.
And, finally, we had on-site supervisors who were responsible for spot-checking the footings after they were in.
Charlie crouched on his belly in the bottom of the boat grabbing at anything that looked grabable, then inched his way past the footings for the mast.
Under each table was a full meter of reinforced concrete footings.
The old retaining wall lay beneath the nineteenth-century footings, and the hole near its base was clearly part of an earlier structure.