What does the word footing mean?

Usage examples for footing

  1. They all live with their chief on an extremely agreeable footing, and form a very pleasant society. – Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  2. And he came to live with me on that footing of friendship. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  3. If you can't make good your footing, you must go down. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss