Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun footstep

3 senses of footstep

Sense 1
footfall, footstep, step -- (the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 2
footstep -- (the act of taking a step in walking)
       => step -- (the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps")

Sense 3
footstep, pace, step, stride -- (the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig")
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

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