Complete Definition of "footstep"

English

Etymology
From foot + step.

Noun
en-noun

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

#:The child watched as his footsteps in the sand were washed away by the waves.

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

#:To walk the footsteps of greatness requires that you start at the bottom of a long stair.

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

#:The footsteps of the students echoed in the empty hall.

  1. A step, as in a stair.

#:The garden path had a small footstep down to the main walkway.

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

#:Mere footsteps away from the victim lay the murder weapon.

  1. The act of taking a step.

#:Take one more footstep towards me, and I'll make you sorry!

  1. obsolete An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

Synonyms
(mark left by a foot): footprint, step, track
(signs of a course taken): point, path, step, trail
(sound of a footstep): footfall, plod, step, tread
(step, as in a stair): riser, step
(distance of one footstep): pace, step, stride
(act of taking a step): pace, plod, step, stride, tread

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