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Noun: footstep  'fût,step
  1. The sound of a step of someone walking
    "he heard footsteps on the porch";
    - footfall, step
  2. The act of taking a step in walking
  3. The distance covered by a step
    "he stepped off ten footsteps from the old tree and began to dig";
    - pace, step, stride
  4. A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    "the police made casts of the footsteps in the soft earth outside the window";
    - footprint, footmark, step

Derived forms: footsteps

Type of: indefinite quantity, mark, print, sound, step

Encyclopedia: Footstep