from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See footstep.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sound made by a footstep.
- n. Foot (pedestrian) traffic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A footstep; the tread of the foot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the sound of a step of someone walking
a painful and solitary business through "that solitary land of the individual experience, in which no fellow footfall is ever heard", as it says in the first epigraph in The Aunt's
The registered footfall, which is the number of visitors, for last year was more than 583 million, 60 percent of them women.
His footfall was a feathery thing that carried him like a shadow to the door.
Down the gradual slope the scout hastened; his footfall was the only sound that broke the stillness after the answers to his call had ceased.
Her footfall is the lightest, her laugh the merriest in the house.
The footfall is a light one, but distinct enough for them to tell, that whoever makes it is continuing on towards them, though yet unseen.
footfall, which is a means so steady and in small sections wanders through the mind unnoticed, because it beats constantly, sweeping together the loose tacks of sound
In the Hatton Garden area of London – where nearly 300 businesses sit cheek-by-jowl in a cluster of streets on the edge of the City – "footfall" has noticeably dropped.
No surprises here, commercial decisions based on virtual 'footfall' opportunities with a few token gestures built in to passify the natives.
The game featured a good tie-in with the bricks-and-mortar stores, by creating "footfall" ie visitors to stores.