footprint

[foo t-print]

noun


Nearby words

  1. footnote,
  2. footpace,
  3. footpad,
  4. footpath,
  5. footplate,
  6. footprints on the sands of time,
  7. footrace,
  8. footrest,
  9. footrope,
  10. foots

Origin of footprint

First recorded in 1545–55; foot + print

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British Dictionary definitions for footprint

footprint

noun

an indentation or outline of the foot of a person or animal on a surface
the shape and size of the area something occupiesenlarging the footprint of the building; a computer with a small footprint
impact on the environment
a military presencesince 1944, America's military footprint in Europe has been in the West
computing the amount of resources, such as disk space and memory, that an application requiresSee also electronic footprint
an identifying characteristic on land or water, such as the area in which an aircraft's sonic boom can be heard or the area covered by the down-blast of a hovercraft
the area in which the signal from a direct broadcasting satellite is receivable
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Word Origin and History for footprint

footprint

n.

1550s, from foot (n.) + print. Related: Footprints. Old English had fotspor, fotswæð.

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