1 secure grip with the feet; balance 站稳; 平衡
*He lost his footing on the wet floor and fell. 他在潮湿的地板上失去平衡而跌倒了.
2 basis on which sth is established 基础
*This enterprise is now on a firm footing and should soon show profits. 现在这家企业基础稳固, 很快就会赢利.
* The army were put on a war footing, ie were prepared for war. 这支军队是战时的编制（为战争作好准备）.
3 position or status of sb/sth in relation to others; relationship 某人[某事物]与他人或其他事物相关的地位; 关系
*The workers want to be on an equal footing with/on the same footing as the managers. 工人要求与经理地位平等.
the conditions or arrangements on which something is basedput/place sth on a ... footing He wanted to put their relationship on a permanent footing.a financial/commercial/legal etc footing The city started the new year on a stronger financial footing.on an equal footing (with sb/sth)/on the same footing (as sb/sth)
(=in the same state or condition as other people or things) The new law puts women on an equal legal footing with men. Many of the old polytechnics are now on the same footing as universities.a sound/firm/secure footing They managed to get the business onto a more secure footing. The whole country was on a war footing (=ready to go to war at any time) . [singular]
a firm hold with your feet when you are standing on a dangerous surface Seb struggled to keep his footing on the slippery path.lose/miss your footing
(=be unable to keep standing or balancing) The girl lost her footing and fell about 150 feet. [C usually plural]
the solid base of bricks, stone etc that is under a building to support it and fasten it to the ground