1. [ noun ] status with respect to the relations between people or groups
Synonyms: terms

: "on good terms with her in-laws" "on a friendly footing"

Related terms: status
2. [ noun ] a relation that provides the foundation for something
Synonyms: basis ground

"they were on a friendly footing" or "he worked on an interim basis"

Related terms: foundation common_ground
3. [ noun ] a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
Synonyms: foothold
Related terms: support toehold