FOOT'ING, ppr. Dancing; treading; settling; adding a new foot.
FOOT'ING, n. 1. Ground for the foot; that which sustains; firm foundation to stand onIn 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.