footing


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footing

1. the lower part of a foundation of a column, wall, building, etc.
2. Rare a fee paid upon entrance into a craft, society, etc., or such an entrance itself

Footing

That portion of the foundation of a structure that transmits loads directly to the soil; may be enlarged to distribute the load over a greater area to prevent or to reduce settling.

continuous footing

Combined footing, which acts like a continuous beam on the foundation.

spread footing

A footing that is especially wide, usually constructed of reinforced concrete.

footing

[′fu̇d·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The widened base or substructure forming the foundation for a wall or a column.

footing

footing
That portion of the foundation of a structure which transmits loads directly to the soil; may be the widened part of a wall or column, the spreading courses under a foundation wall, a foundation of a column, etc.; used to spread the load over a greater area to prevent or reduce settling.