Footprint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfʊtprɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word footprint
Brit.  |ˈfʊtprɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word footprint

noun

- a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface(syn: footmark, step)

the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window

- a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important

the footprints of an earlier civilization

- the area taken up by some object

the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches

Examples

The child left her tiny footprints in the snow.

He walked into the kitchen with his boots on, making muddy footprints on the floor.

The new model has a smaller footprint than the older model.

We followed the footprints of a deer in the snow.

PCs with a 50% smaller footprint than other models

the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window

the footprints of an earlier civilization

the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches

Word forms

noun
singular: footprint
plural: footprints
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