[foo t-hohld] /ˈfʊtˌhoʊld/
a place or support for the ; a place where a person may stand or walk securely.
a secure position, especially a firm basis for further progress or development:
They gained a foothold in the New York market before beginning their national campaign.
a ledge, hollow, or other place affording a secure grip for the foot, as during climbing
a secure position from which further progress may be made: a foothold for a successful career
1620s, from foot (n.) + hold (n.). Figurative use by 1650s.
[foo t-ee] /ˈfʊt i/ noun, Informal. 1. . /ˈfʊtɪ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of footy
[foo-tee] /ˈfu ti/ adjective, footier, footiest. Northern British Dialect. 1. poor; worthless; paltry. /ˈfʊtɪ/ noun 1. (informal)
[foo t-ing] /ˈfʊt ɪŋ/ noun 1. the basis or foundation on which anything is established. 2. the act of one who moves on , as in walking or dancing. 3. a secure and established position. 4. a place or support for the ; surface to stand on; foothold. 5. a firm placing of the ; […]
noun, Building Trades. 1. one of a series of horizontal transverse timbers supporting a platform or staging.