Etymology
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footprint (n.)

"the mark of a foot," especially in walking, 1550s, from foot (n.) + print (n.). Related: Footprints. Old English had fotspor, fotswæð.

updated on December 27, 2021

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Definitions of footprint from WordNet

footprint (n.)
a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface;
the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window
Synonyms: footmark / step
footprint (n.)
a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important;
the footprints of an earlier civilization
footprint (n.)
the area taken up by some object;
the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches
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