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1. footing

noun. ['ˈfʊtɪŋ'] status with respect to the relations between people or groups.

Synonyms

  • status
  • position

Antonyms

  • astigmatism
  • safety
  • improvement

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foot (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Footing

  • putting

Example sentences of the word footing


1. Noun, singular or mass
The footing for a 24,000-gallon water tank used to fill steam engines also remains.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Local and national building codes have specific requirements regarding concrete block, footing size, reinforcing and load bearing.

Quotes containing the word footing


1. Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
- Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

2. I decided at 40 I was wasting entire chunks of my brain and didn't want to blow my one chance on Earth. I'm glad I made that decision. Writing is largely about time, while visual art is largely about space. Sometimes, as with film, you can hybridize, but I think it's basically the space part of my brain wanting equal footing with the time part.
- Douglas Coupland

3. Great hope has no real footing unless one is willing to face into the doom that may also be on the way.p.207
- Norman Mailer, The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker & Bad Conscience in America

2. footing

noun. ['ˈfʊtɪŋ'] a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing.

Synonyms

  • toehold
  • support

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • disconnect
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foot (English)

3. footing

noun. ['ˈfʊtɪŋ'] a relation that provides the foundation for something.

Synonyms

  • foundation
  • ground
  • common ground

Antonyms

  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foot (English)
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