Looting vs Footing - What's the difference?

looting | footing |


As nouns the difference between looting and footing

is that looting is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while footing is a ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.

As verbs the difference between looting and footing

is that looting is while footing is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

looting

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
  • During the looting , the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.

    Verb

    (head)
  • While looting the stores the looters took the opportunity for revenge by destroying what they didn't steal.

    Anagrams

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    footing

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
  • * Holder
  • In ascent, every step gained is a footing and help to the next.
  • A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • As soon as he had obtained a footing at court, the charms of his mannermade him a favorite.
  • A relative condition; state.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • Lived on a footing of equality with nobles.
  • A tread; step; especially, measured tread.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • Hark, I hear the footing of a man.
  • A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.vii:
  • The Monster swift as word, that from her went, / Went forth in hast, and did her footing trace.
  • *, I.38:
  • A man must doe as some wilde beasts, which at the entrance of their caves, will have no manner of footing seene.
  • stability or balance when standing on one's feet
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 29, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal , passage=Terry lost his footing to allow Van Persie to race clear for Arsenal's fourth after 85 minutes before the Netherlands striker completed a second treble against Chelsea by hammering his third past Petr Cech deep into stoppage time.}}
  • The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
  • * Francis A. Corliss, Supreme Court, County of New York (p.111)
  • The auditing of the accounts, when the defendant was present, was nothing more than the examinings of the footings of the bookkeeper.
  • The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
  • A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
  • The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil. Simmonds.
  • (architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
  • (accounting) Double checking the numbers vertically.
  • Derived terms

    * footing beam * footing course * pay one's footing

    Verb

    (head)
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