Dictionary Results for foothold


1. foothold - noun

· an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"

Synonym(s): bridgehead

Hypernym(s): combat_zone, combat_area




2. foothold - noun

· a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

Synonym(s): footing

Hypernym(s): support




3. foothold - noun

· an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"

Synonym(s): beachhead

Hypernym(s): accomplishment, achievement





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