footprint footprint  /ˈfʊt ˌprɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
  2. (n) a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
  3. (n) the area taken up by some object

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Many hospitals take a footprint of each new baby in the hope of avoiding mix-ups in identity.
  2. He made his move because he felt guilty about the size of his residential carbon footprint, and now prefers life tiny and tidy.
  3. Preparing meals with a small carbon footprint is good for the climate and your waistline.

News

  1. Hotels Come Together on Carbon Footprint | SustainableBusiness.com

    These days, many corporations choose hotels for their events based partially on what their carbon footprint will be. When they send RFPs to hotel companies, they include questions on carbon emissions. In addition to helping them choose venues, corporations also use that information as part of measuring their own carbon footprint.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hospitality Net

  2. 5N Plus Expands Asian Footprint With New Investment in South Korea

    5N Plus Expands Asian Footprint With New Investment in South Korea
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Green Footprint Festival kicks off summer season at Small World Park on Thursday

    PITTSBURG -- The city's annual Green Footprint Festival will be Thursday at Small World Park.The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature educational exhibits on recycling, public transportation and saving energy and water to celebrate green living.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

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Quotes

  1. "Based on our outstanding combined portfolio of technology and global footprint, we feel confident that Alcatel-Lucent can resume growth in full year 2007, with growth gaining momentum throughout the year, and with a growth rate at least at the...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Patricia Russo Source: Reuters

  2. "I think we need to think about how heavy a military footprint the United states ought to have in Afghanistan," Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: AFP

  3. "Vista has a larger memory footprint, a larger graphics requirement and a higher price point. This is all about low-cost computing," Otellini said.
    on Dec 7, 2004 By: Paul Otellini Source: Los Angeles Times

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