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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

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

Privatization of the state-owned economy is not yet on the agenda. We cannot do it immediately; my colleagues would not agree to it. But we must put all forms of ownership on an equal footing immediately and let different types of ownership compete with the state firms.
Vaclav Klaus

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
John Dryden

My goal in politics from the very beginning has been, and will be, the goal of giving Ukraine a chance to finally secure a firm footing in the world as a competitive, independent and real European state.
Yulia Tymoshenko

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