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Footing meaning

footing - 12 dictionary results

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

footing - examples of usage

  1. He was obliged to trust the horse to pick his own footing. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I say that the merchants here could go to much better quarters for their goods if they were to put their business on a proper footing. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 11, 382. But, in point of fact, your business arrangements are made upon the footing that the great amount of the fish sales are to be paid for in goods? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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