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meanings of footing


  1. Stability or balance when standing on one's feet.
  2. A tread; step; especially, measured tread.
  3. The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
  4. Double checking the numbers vertically.
  5. A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
  6. A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail.
  7. The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
  8. A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
  9. A relative condition; state.
  10. The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot.
  11. The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
  12. A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.


  1. Present participle of foot.