footstep footstep  /ˈfʊt ˌstɛp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the sound of a step of someone walking
  2. (n) the act of taking a step in walking
  3. (n) the distance covered by a step

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In addition to supporting Perry, Giuliani has planted a Texas-sized footstep in the Lone Star Statenow with three more Electoral College votes than New York.
  2. A footstep a second, 29 in all, to signify the 29 Olympiads.
  3. Please do as much as you can to preserve the peace for your people and hope other beautiful African women follow in your footstep to help our continent!!.

News

  • Island County commissioners follow Oak Harbor council's lead in pro-OLF Coupeville vote

    An ardent supporter of all things Navy raised a ruckus at the Island County Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday morning during a discussion about the ongoing controversy over jet noise. The commissioners followed the Oak Harbor City Council’s footsteps by taking up a resolution in support of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the Outlying Field Coupeville, a runway used for aircraft carrier ...
    on August 15, 2013     Source: Whidbey News Times

Quotes

  1. "You're looking at a cinematic device employed by Zhang Yimou here. This is actually almost animation. A footstep a second, 29 in all, to signify the 29 Olympiads," Lauer said, according to a transcript Hughes provided.
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Matt Lauer Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I think I'm the best player in the draft, but it gets nerve-wracking under that microscope," McFadden said. "You're critiqued for every footstep you take. I want people to know that I've learned a lot from what's happened."
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Darren McFadden Source: commercialappeal.com (subscription)

  3. "The land grant was nothing but a footstep, something that would lead me to the real world," Tijerina said.
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Reies Lopez Tijerina Source: Santa Fe New Mexican.com

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