- the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced; footfall; tread.
- the distance covered by a step in walking; pace.
- a footprint.
- a step by which to ascend or descend.
- follow in someone's footsteps, to succeed or imitate another person.
Origin of footstep
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- the action of taking a step in walking
- the sound made by stepping or walking
- the distance covered with a step; pace
- a footmark
- a single stair; step
- to continue the tradition or example of another
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see follow in someone's footsteps.
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