footstep

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfʊtstɛp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfʊtˌstɛp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fŏŏtstep′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•step /ˈfʊtˌstɛp/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced;
    footfall;
    tread:He heard footsteps behind him.
  2. the distance covered by a step in walking;
    pace:short footsteps.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsfollow in someone's footsteps, [no obj] to imitate another person:She was following in her father's footsteps as a lawyer.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•step  (fŏŏtstep′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced;
    footfall;
    tread.
  2. the distance covered by a step in walking;
    pace.
  3. a footprint.
  4. a step by which to ascend or descend.
  5. Idiomsfollow in someone's footsteps, to succeed or imitate another person.
  • Middle English foote steppe. See foot, step 1175–1225

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
footstep /ˈfʊtˌstɛp/ n
  1. the action of taking a step in walking
  2. the sound made by stepping or walking
  3. the distance covered with a step; pace
  4. a footmark
  5. a single stair; step
  6. to continue the tradition or example of another
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