Definition of Footstep

1. Noun. The sound of a step of someone walking. "He heard footsteps on the porch"

Exact synonyms: Footfall, Step
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Tramp
Derivative terms: Step, Step



2. Noun. The act of taking a step in walking.
Generic synonyms: Step

3. Noun. The distance covered by a step. "He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
Exact synonyms: Pace, Step, Stride
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Pace, Pace, Pace, Step, Step, Step, Step, Stride, Stride

Definition of Footstep

1. n. The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom.

Definition of Footstep

1. Noun. The mark or impression left by a foot; a track. ¹

2. Noun. By extension, the indications or waypoints of a course or direction taken. ¹

3. Noun. The sound made by walking, running etc. ¹

4. Noun. A step, as in a stair. ¹

5. Noun. The distance between one foot and the next when walking; a pace. ¹

6. Noun. The act of taking a step. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) An inclined plane under a hand printing press. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footstep

1. a step with the foot [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footstep

footslog
footslogged
footslogger
footsloggers
footslogging
footslogs
footsoldier
footsoldiers
footsore
footsoreness
footsorenesses
footstalk
footstalks
footstall
footstalls
footstep (current term)
footsteps
footsteps-of-spring
footstock
footstocks
footstone
footstones
footstool
footstools
footstrike
footstrikes
footsure
footsweep
footsweeps
footswitch

Literary usage of Footstep

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1. Principles of the Mechanics of Machinery and Engineering by Julius Ludwig Weisbach, Walter Rogers Johnson (1849)
"264. a pipe R passing by the side of the key, and through the bottom of the block and brass. Fig. 265 is the arrangement of footstep adopted by ..."

2. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1903)
"The unit for the proportional figures is d+\- footstep BEARINGS 179. When a shaft is vertical, its lower end rests in a kind of pedestal, termed a footstep. ..."

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