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footing

foot·ing

footing

pronunciation:
fU tIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a foundation or firm basis on which one can stand, build, or develop.
a career begun on a firm footing
similar words:
base, foundation, groundwork, root
definition 2: the secure placement of the feet, esp. while in motion.
He lost his footing on the slippery path.
definition 3: the groundwork of a building or other structure.
similar words:
foundation
definition 4: status or reciprocal relationship.
We started out on an equal footing.
similar words:
situation, term