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FOOTPRINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does footprint mean? 

FOOTPRINT (noun)
  The noun FOOTPRINT has 3 senses:

1. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
2. a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
3. the area taken up by some object

  Familiarity information: FOOTPRINT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOOTPRINT (noun)


Sense 1footprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

footmark; footprint; step

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("footprint" is a kind of...):

mark; print (a visible indication made on a surface)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "footprint"):

footprint evidence (evidence in the form of footprints)


Sense 2footprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the footprints of an earlier civilization

Hypernyms ("footprint" is a kind of...):

shadow; tincture; trace; vestige (an indication that something has been present)


Sense 3footprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The area taken up by some object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches

Hypernyms ("footprint" is a kind of...):

area; expanse; surface area (the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary)


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