footing

[ foot-ing ]
/ ˈfʊt ɪŋ /

noun

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Origin of footing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at foot, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for footing

footing
/ (ˈfʊtɪŋ) /

noun

the basis or foundation on which something is establishedthe business was on a secure footing
the relationship or status existing between two persons, groups, etcthe two countries were on a friendly footing
a secure grip by or for the feet
the lower part of a foundation of a column, wall, building, etc
mainly US
  1. the act of adding a column of figures
  2. the total obtained
rare a fee paid upon entrance into a craft, society, etc, or such an entrance itself
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