[syn: footstep, pace, step, stride]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Footstep \Foot"step`\, n.
1. The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence,
visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the
footsteps of divine wisdom.
How on the faltering footsteps of decay
Youth presses. --Bryant.
2. An inclined plane under a hand printing press.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps
on the porch" [syn: footfall, footstep, step]
2: the act of taking a step in walking
3: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces
from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: footstep, pace,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "footstep":
boss, bump, clop, colophon, concavity, convexity, dactylogram,
dactylograph, dent, dint, doorstep, embossment, example,
excrescence, fingerprint, footfall, footmark, footprint,
footprints, footrest, footsteps, fossil footprint, hippety-hop,
hoofbeat, hop, ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint,
indent, indentation, indention, jump, lump, pace, pad, paw print,
pawmark, pimple, print, pug, pugmark, rest, riser, round, rundle,
rung, scale, seal, sigil, signet, skip, spoke, spoor, stair, stamp,
stave, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stride, string, stud,
thumbmark, thumbprint, trace, track, tract, tradition, trail,
tread, vestige, way of life