FOOT'ING, participle present tense Dancing; treading; settling; adding a new foot.
1. Ground for the foot; that which sustains; firm foundation to stand on
In ascents, every step gained is a footing and help to the next.
2. Support; root.
3. Basis; foundation.
4. Place; stable position.
5. Permanent settlement. Let not these evils gain footing
6. Tread; step; walk.
7. Dance; tread to measure.
8. Steps; road; track. [Little Used.]
9. State; condition; settlement. Place both parties on an equal footing