What does Foundation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foundationnoun

    the basis on which something is grounded

    "there is little foundation for his objections"

  2. foundationnoun

    an institution supported by an endowment

  3. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructurenoun

    lowest support of a structure

    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

  4. foundation, groundingnoun

    education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

    "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"

  5. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstonenoun

    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

  6. foundation garment, foundationnoun

    a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

  7. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationnoun

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

Wiktionary

  1. foundationnoun

    The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.

    The foundation of his institute has been wrought with difficulty.

    Etymology: From fundatio.

  2. foundationnoun

    That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis; underbuilding.

    Etymology: From fundatio.

  3. foundationnoun

    The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.

    The foundations of this construction have been laid out.

    Etymology: From fundatio.

  4. foundationnoun

    A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.

    Etymology: From fundatio.

  5. foundationnoun

    That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.

    The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is the parent organization of the Wiktionary collaborative project.

    Etymology: From fundatio.

  6. foundationnoun

    Cosmetic cream roughly skin-colored, designed to make the face appear uniform in color and texture.

    Etymology: From fundatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foundationnoun

    the act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect

    Etymology: [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]

  2. Foundationnoun

    that upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis

    Etymology: [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]

  3. Foundationnoun

    the lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry

    Etymology: [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]

  4. Foundationnoun

    a donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment

    Etymology: [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]

  5. Foundationnoun

    that which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity

    Etymology: [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]

Freebase

  1. Foundation

    A foundation is a legal categorization of nonprofit organizations that will typically either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the source of funding for its own charitable purposes. This type of non-profit organization differs from a private foundation which is typically endowed by an individual or family.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. foundation

    In military architecture, is that part of a building which is underground, or the mass of stone, brick, etc., which supports a building, or upon which the walls of a superstructure are raised; or it is the coffer or bed dug below the level of the ground to raise a building upon.

Editors Contribution

  1. foundation

    A type of structure as a basis to create.

    The foundations of a house are very important.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Foundation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2674

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Foundation' in Nouns Frequency: #909

How to pronounce Foundation?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Foundation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Foundation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Foundation in a Sentence

  1. Roger Stone:

    I actually have communicated with Assange, i believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there's no telling what the October surprise may be.

  2. Catherine Seymour:

    The longer you feel lonely the more chronic Mental Health Foundation becomes and actually the harder Mental Health Foundation is to then re-engage in activities, for people who have been shielding, or have had a lot of their socialization opportunities shut down -- which includes many teenagers who haven't been able to go to school and haven't had activities available to them -- it can be much harder to then reintegrate. We lose a certain amount of confidence in our ability to go out into the world.

  3. Sung Yoon-mo:

    It is a very grave matter that shakes the foundation of South Korea-Japan economic partnership and Northeast Asian security cooperation that has been maintained and developed for more than 60 years, removal of South Korea from the white list of countries is against international norms and we are worried about its serious negative impact on global value chains and free trade.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Giving is a prerequisite to receiving or getting more and more blessings, riches and money from God. Yes! whoever that gives generously and cheerfully most especially to the poor, the needy and the helpless cannot and will never lack throughout his or her lifetime (Proverbs 28:27, Acts 20:35). Uncommon and renowned givers Bill Gates, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation or Gates Foundation, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Foundation, George Soros, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller Snr., John D. Rockefeller Jnr., Rockefeller Family, Rockefeller Foundation, Warren Buffett, Mother Theresa, Oprah Winfrey, Sudha Murthy, J.R.D Tata, J.N. Tata, Tata Group, Tata Motors, Tata Family, Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group, Dangote Foundation, Rochas Okorocha, Rochas Foundation among others. -Emeasoba George

  5. Christine Morgan:

    I think The Butterfly Foundation's a marketing ploy to adults and to parents who have been inundated with the messaging of : do not let your child get fat. In this time, when obesity is threatening, don't let your child get fat. And since when did that translate into a toddler having to be so concerned about putting on weight ? That to me is just taking it too far.

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Translations for Foundation

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  • أَوْقاف, رَفْع, إِيجاد, إِنْشاء, أساس, تَأْسِيس, إِشَادَة, حَبيس, حُبُس, حَبيسَةArabic
  • нигеҙ, хәйриәBashkir
  • фондация, основа, основаване, фундаментBulgarian
  • fundació, fonamentsCatalan, Valencian
  • nadace, založení, základyCzech
  • sylfaenWelsh
  • grundlag, grundlæggelse, fundamentDanish
  • Stiftung, Fundament, Foundation, Gründung, GrundlageGerman
  • φον ντε τεν, θεμέλιο, σύσταση, ίδρυμα, ίδρυσηGreek
  • fondo, fundamento, fondaĵoEsperanto
  • fundación, cimiento, baseSpanish
  • فونداسیونPersian
  • säätiö, perustus, peruspääoma, perusta, perustaminenFinnish
  • fondement, fond de teint, fondationFrench
  • bunúsIrish
  • bun-stèidhScottish Gaelic
  • כינון, יסוד, ייסוד, קרן, בָּסִיס, תשתיתHebrew
  • आधारHindi
  • alapozó, AlapítványHungarian
  • հիմնադրամ, հիմք, հիմնում, հիմնադրումArmenian
  • dasarIndonesian
  • stofnun, grunnur, meikIcelandic
  • fondazione, fondamenta, fondareItalian
  • קרןHebrew
  • 設立, ファンデーション, 基礎, 財団Japanese
  • 기초Korean
  • ده‌زگا, بناغه, ده‌سگاKurdish
  • fundamentaLatin
  • tūāpapaMāori
  • fundament, fundering, stichtingDutch
  • stifting, stiftelseNorwegian Nynorsk
  • stiftelse, Fundament, grunnmurNorwegian
  • bindiiʼáNavajo, Navaho
  • fondacionOccitan
  • fundacja, fundament, założenie, podkład, ufundowaniePolish
  • fundação, base, dote, fundamentoPortuguese
  • manquQuechua
  • fundație, temelie, fundamentare, fundament, înființare, fondare, fond de ten, fond, bază, întemeiereRomanian
  • цоколь, основа, фонд, тональный крем, базис, фундамент, основание, учреждениеRussian
  • بنياد, پِيڙهڪا, پِيڙههSindhi
  • подлога, fundament, zasnivanje, osnivanje, temelj, podloga, fundiranje, zadužbina, fondacija, utemeljenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • základySlovak
  • fond, grundplåt, arv, kapital, foundation, grund, donation, förmögenhet, bas, fundament, grundläggning, stiftelse, testamenteSwedish
  • msingiSwahili
  • அடித்தளம்Tamil
  • పునాదిTelugu
  • vakıf, yardım kurumu, fondöten, kāide, kuruluş, temelTurkish
  • بنیادUrdu
  • nền tảngVietnamese
  • 基础Chinese

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