foothold vs footing what difference

what is difference between foothold and footing

English

Etymology

foot +‎ hold

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊthoʊld/

Noun

foothold (plural footholds)

  1. (climbing) A solid grip with the feet.
  2. (by extension) A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged.
  3. (military) Airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English fotyng; equivalent to foot +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊtɪŋ

Noun

footing (countable and uncountable, plural footings)

  1. A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
    • 1669, William Holder, Elements of Speech
      In ascents, every step gained is a footing and help to the next.
  2. A standing; position; established place; foothold.
  3. A relative condition; state.
  4. (dated) A tread; step; especially, a measured tread.
  5. (rare) A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone’s trail.
  6. Stability or balance when standing on one’s feet.
  7. The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
    • 1866, Francis A. Corliss, Supreme Court, County of New York (p.111)
      The auditing of the accounts, when the defendant was present, was nothing more than the examinings of the footings of the bookkeeper.
  8. The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot
  9. A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
  10. The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
  11. (architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
  12. (accounting) A double-check of the numbers vertically.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

footing

  1. present participle of foot

References


French

Etymology

Pseudo-anglicism, from English foot (foot, to walk) +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fu.tiŋ/

Noun

footing m (uncountable)

  1. (France) Exercise walking, jogging (as a form of exercise)
    • 2014, Erin McCahan, Cool, Sweet, Hot, Love, Nathan (publ.), page 8.

Synonyms

  • jogging

Further reading

  • “footing” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

From French footing, Pseudo-anglicism, from English foot (foot, to walk) +‎ -ing.

Noun

footing m (uncountable)

  1. jogging (as a form of exercise), running

Italian

Etymology

Pseudo-anglicism, from English foot (foot, to walk) +‎ -ing.

Noun

footing m (invariable)

  1. jogging
    • 2006, Vittorino Andreoli, Alfabeto delle relazioni, BUR Saggi.

Spanish

Etymology

From French footing, and this pseudo-anglicism, from English foot (foot, to walk) +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfutin/, [ˈfu.t̪ĩn]

Noun

footing m (uncountable)

  1. jogging (as a form of exercise), running
    • 2014, Alex de Deus Monteiro, El hijo de un Dios Mayor, Bubok Publishing, →ISBN, page 24.

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