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Definition of Footing


  1. of Foot
  2. Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
  3. Standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
  4. Relative condition; state.
  5. Tread; step; especially, measured tread.
  6. The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
  7. The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
  8. A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
  9. The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
  10. The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot.

Footing Quotations

A constructive approach to diplomacy doesn't mean relinquishing one's rights. It means engaging with one's counterparts, on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect, to address shared concerns and achieve shared objectives.
Hassan Rouhani

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Soren Kierkegaard

Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
Ken Kesey

He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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Footing Translations

footing in German is Fundament
footing in Norwegian is fotfeste
footing in Spanish is fundamento, cimientos
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