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foot·ing

footing

 
pronunciation:
fU tIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a firm base on which one can stand, build, or grow.
She started school on a strong footing.
similar words:
base, foundation
definition 2: the safe or firm placing of the feet while moving.
He lost his footing on the rocky path.
definition 3: position or relationship.
It is important to be on a good footing with one's neighbors.Tom and Jack entered the contest on equal footing.
similar words:
situation, term