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 for footstep
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Footstep \Foot"step`\, n.
     1. The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence,
        visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the
        footsteps of divine wisdom.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              How on the faltering footsteps of decay
              Youth presses.                        --Bryant.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An inclined plane under a hand printing press.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  footstep
      n 1: the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps
           on the porch" [syn: footfall, footstep, step]
      2: the act of taking a step in walking
      3: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces
         from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: footstep, pace,
         step, stride]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "footstep":
     boss, bump, clop, colophon, concavity, convexity, dactylogram,
     dactylograph, dent, dint, doorstep, embossment, example,
     excrescence, fingerprint, footfall, footmark, footprint,
     footprints, footrest, footsteps, fossil footprint, hippety-hop,
     hoofbeat, hop, ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint,
     indent, indentation, indention, jump, lump, pace, pad, paw print,
     pawmark, pimple, print, pug, pugmark, rest, riser, round, rundle,
     rung, scale, seal, sigil, signet, skip, spoke, spoor, stair, stamp,
     stave, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stride, string, stud,
     thumbmark, thumbprint, trace, track, tract, tradition, trail,
     tread, vestige, way of life
  
  

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