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Synonyms for footstep

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  1. footstepnoun

    tread, trail, pace, footprint, track, path, riser, stride, step, footfall, point, plod

  2. footstepnoun

    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.

    step, stride, riser, trail, point, plod, track, footprint, footfall, pace, tread, path

  3. footstepnoun

    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.

    plod, footprint, track, point, footfall, pace, riser, stride, step, path, tread, trail

  4. footstepnoun

    The sound made by walking, running etc.

    The footsteps of the students echoed in the empty hall.

    footprint, tread, track, footfall, step, stride, trail, point, path, plod, riser, pace

  5. footstepnoun

    A step, as in a stair.

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

    trail, footfall, point, tread, path, step, stride, riser, plod, footprint, pace, track

  6. footstepnoun

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

    Mere footsteps away from the victim lay the murder weapon.

    step, pace, track, stride, tread, trail, plod, footfall, point, path, riser, footprint

  7. footstepnoun

    The act of taking a step.

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

    point, track, tread, footprint, stride, path, pace, trail, plod, footfall, riser, step

  8. footstepnoun

    An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

    trail, stride, track, pace, footfall, plod, path, tread, footprint, point, step, riser

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. footstep

    A memorial is that which is intended or fitted to bring to remembrance something that has passed away; it may be vast and stately. On the other hand, a slight token of regard may be a cherished memorial of a friend; either a concrete object or an observance may be a memorial. A vestige is always slight compared with that whose existence it recalls; as, scattered mounds containing implements, weapons, etc., are vestiges of a former civilization. A vestige is always a part of that which has passed away; a trace may be merely the mark made by something that has been present or passed by, and that is still existing, or some slight evidence of its presence or of the effect it has produced; as, traces of game were observed by the hunter. Compare CHARACTERISTIC.

    footmark, footprint, impression, mark, memorial, remains, remnant, sign, token, trace, track, trail, vestige

Princeton's WordNet

  1. footfall, footstep, stepnoun

    the sound of a step of someone walking

    "he heard footsteps on the porch"

    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footmark, pace, footfall, stone's throw, gradation, whole tone, stride, step, stair, whole step

  2. footstepnoun

    the act of taking a step in walking

    pace, step, footfall, stride

  3. footstep, pace, step, stridenoun

    the distance covered by a step

    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

    tread, gait, stone's throw, stair, yard, pace, whole tone, step, tempo, measure, footfall, dance step, gradation, tone, rate, whole step, footmark, footprint, stride

Editors Contribution

  1. take something in stride

    to cope with something unfortunate without much effort; to accept or manage difficulties well.

    he took it in stride when they attempted to ostracize him

    Submitted by anonymous on April 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. footstepnoun

    footprint, footmark, footfall, track, trace

  2. footstepnoun

    token, mark, sign, vestige

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. footstepnoun

    footmark, footprint, track, trace, vestige, spoor, footfall, tread, step

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How to use footstep in a sentence?

  1. Belinda Subraman:

    Night is an abyss at the edge of a footstep, raining anvils in a mercury-retrograde imagination needing chemicals. Fog is a curtain of anticipation. When lifted our way is lit by stars on a high dose of infinity.

  2. Giacomo Puccini:

    How the stars shone. How sweet the earth smelled. The orchard gate creaked, and a footstep pressed on the sand. And she entered, fragrant as a flower, and fell into my arms. Oh, sweet kisses, lingering caresses. Slowly, trembling, I gazed upon her beauty. Now my dream of true love is lost forever. My last hour has flown, and I die, hopeless, and never have I loved life more.”

  3. Zoroaster:

    TAKING THE FIRST FOOTSTEP with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered paradise.

Translations for footstep

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  • атлау, баҫҡыс, эҙ, аҙымBashkir
  • шум от стъпки, крачка, стъпка, стъпалоBulgarian
  • Fußabdruck, SchrittGerman
  • peldaño, pasoSpanish
  • jälg, jalajälg, sammude kõlaEstonian
  • bruit de pas, marche, enjambée, trace de pas, pas, empreinteFrench
  • lábnyom, lépés, nyomdokHungarian
  • քայլArmenian
  • vestigiumLatin
  • āhiki, takahanga waewaeMāori
  • voet, trede, voetafdruk, pas, spoor, voetstap, treeDutch
  • шаг, след, ступенькаRussian
  • ayak iziTurkish

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