A footer is a bit of printed text at the very bottom of a page. The most common kind of footer is a page number.

In academic writing, page numbers are frequently formatted as footers centered at the bottom — or "foot" — of each page. When the page numbers of the novel you're reading are printed at the bottom of the pages, you can call those footers too. A footnote is different from a footer, although both come at the end of a page — footnotes appear less regularly, and each one is different, while a footer follows a regular pattern.

Definitions of footer

n (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet

“he is a six- footer
“the golfer sank a 40- footer
“his yacht is a 60- footer
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length

n a printed note placed below the text on a printed page

Type of:
annotation, notation, note
a comment or instruction (usually added)

n a person who travels by foot

pedestrian, walker
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hiker, tramp, tramper
a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
hobbler, limper
someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
marcher, parader
walks with regular or stately step
a person who is not a driver
passer, passer-by, passerby
a person who passes by casually or by chance
a person who walks from place to place
a person who takes long walks in the country
ambler, saunterer, stroller
someone who walks at a leisurely pace
someone who walks without raising the feet
reeler, staggerer, totterer
someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
someone who walks with long stiff strides
stamper, stomper, tramper, trampler
someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
a person who walks rapidly with long steps
stumbler, tripper
a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
someone who walks in an arrogant manner
plodder, slogger, trudger
someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
someone who walks with a waddling gait
a pedestrian who walks from place to place
backpacker, packer
a hiker who wears a backpack
pivot, pivot man
the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
the man at the outermost end of the rank in wheeling
Type of:
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location

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