- The mark or impression left by a foot; a track.
Etymology: From foot + step.
- The child watched as his footsteps in the sand were washed away by the waves.
- 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.
- The sound made by walking, running, etc.
- The footsteps of the students echoed in the empty hall.
- A step, as in a stair.
- The garden path had a small down to the main walkway.
- The distance between one foot and the next when walking; a pace.
- Mere footsteps away from the victim lay the murder weapon.
- The act of taking a step.
- Take one more towards me, and I'll make you sorry!
- (obsolete) An inclined plane under a hand printing press.
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