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.
References in classic literature ?
And they were so almost straight-up-and-down, sometimes, that one could not imagine a man being able to keep his footing upon such a surface, yet there are paths, and the Swiss people go up and down them every day.
A large debt of gratitude was owing here; but the intercourse of the last seven years, the equal footing and perfect unreserve which had soon followed Isabella's marriage, on their being left to each other, was yet a dearer, tenderer recollection.
It is true, that while I worked, she would idle; and I thought to myself, "If you and I were destined to live always together, cousin, we would commence matters on a different footing.