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
  1. noun
    (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
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    type of:
    linear measure, linear unit
    a unit of measurement of length
  2. noun
    a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
    synonyms: footnote
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    type of:
    annotation, notation, note
    a comment or instruction (usually added)
  3. noun
    a person who travels by foot
    synonyms: 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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