footing

footing
foot|ing [ˈfutıŋ] n
1.) [singular]
the conditions or arrangements on which something is based
put/place sth on a ... footing
He wanted to put their relationship on a permanent footing.
a financial/commercial/legal etc footing
The city started the new year on a stronger financial footing.
on an equal footing (with sb/sth)/on the same footing (as sb/sth)
(=in the same state or condition as other people or things)
The new law puts women on an equal legal footing with men.
Many of the old polytechnics are now on the same footing as universities.
a sound/firm/secure footing
They managed to get the business onto a more secure footing.
The whole country was on a war footing (=ready to go to war at any time) .
2.) [singular]
a firm hold with your feet when you are standing on a dangerous surface
Seb struggled to keep his footing on the slippery path.
lose/miss your footing
(=be unable to keep standing or balancing)
The girl lost her footing and fell about 150 feet.
3.) [C usually plural]
the solid base of bricks, stone etc that is under a building to support it and fasten it to the ground

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  • footing — foot‧ing [ˈfʊtɪŋ] noun 1. a sound/​firm/​solid footing good financial arrangements under which a business operates: • He has put the company on a sound financial footing. 2. on an equal footing/​on the same footing if two people, companies etc… …   Financial and business terms

  • footing — [ futiŋ ] n. m. • 1885; mot angl. détourné de son sens « pied, position » ♦ Marche pratiquée pour le plaisir ou à titre d exercice physique. ⇒aussi jogging. Il fait du footing chaque matin au bois de Boulogne. ● footing nom masculin (créé sur l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Footing — Foot ing, n. 1. Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on. [1913 Webster] In ascent, every step gained is a footing and help to the next. Holder. [1913 Webster] 2. Standing; position; established place; basis …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • footing — [foot′iŋ] n. [ME fotinge: see FOOT & ING] 1. Now Rare a moving on the feet; walking, dancing, etc. 2. a secure placing of the feet [to lose one s footing] 3. a) the condition of a surface with regard to its suitability, for walking, running, etc …   English World dictionary

  • footing — s.n. (Sport) Tip de antrenament în care se alternează cursele cu marşurile pentru a întări rezistenţa gambelor şi a respiraţiei. [pron. fú tin. / < engl., fr., it. footing < foot – a merge pe jos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 02.04.2005. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • footing — [n1] foundation, basis basement, bedrock, bottom, establishment, foot, foothold, ground, groundwork, infrastructure, installation, resting place, seat, seating, settlement, substratum, substructure, underpinning, understructure, warrant; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • footing — (del inglés; pronunciamos futin ) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Área: deporte Ejercicio físico que consiste en correr a un ritmo moderado durante un cierto tiempo: Hace footing todas las mañanas …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • footing — (Voz fr.), y esta con cambio de sentido del ingl. footing, posición). m. Paseo higiénico que se hace corriendo con velocidad moderada al aire libre …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • footing — ► NOUN 1) (one s footing) a secure grip with one s feet. 2) the basis on which something is established or operates. 3) the foundations of a wall, usually with a course of brickwork wider than the base of the wall …   English terms dictionary

  • footing — index ground, plight, position (situation), posture (situation), status Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • footing — → aerobismo …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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