|1.||[ noun ] a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; a clue that someone was present|
"the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
|Related terms:||mark clue footprint_evidence step|
|2.||[ noun ] a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important|
"the footprints of an earlier civilization"
|3.||[ noun ] the area taken up by some object|
"the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"