What does bedrock mean?

Definitions for bedrockˈbɛdˌrɒk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bedrock(noun)

    solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil

  2. fundamentals, basics, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrock(noun)

    principles from which other truths can be derived

    "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"


  1. bedrock(Noun)

    The solid rock that exists at some depth below the ground surface. Bedrock is rock "in place", as opposed to material that has been transported from another location by weathering and erosion.

  2. bedrock(Noun)

    A basis or foundation.

  3. Bedrock(ProperNoun)

    Name of the fictional town in


  1. Bedrock

    In stratigraphy, bedrock is the common term for consolidated rock underlying the surface of a terrestrial planet, usually the Earth. Above the bedrock is usually an area of broken and weathered unconsolidated rock in the basal subsoil. The top of the bedrock is known as rockhead and identifying this, via excavations, drilling or geophysical methods, is an important task in most civil engineering projects. Superficial deposits can be extremely thick, such that the bedrock lies hundreds of meters below the surface. Bedrock may also experience subsurface weathering at its upper boundary, forming saprolite. A solid geologic map of an area will usually show the distribution of differing rock types; i.e., rock that would be exposed at the surface if all soil or other superficial deposits were removed. Soil scientists use the capital letters O, A, B, C, and E to identify the master soil horizons, and lowercase letters for distinctions of these horizons. Most soils have three major horizons—the surface horizon, the subsoil, and the substratum. Some soils have an organic horizon on the surface, but this horizon can also be buried. The master horizon, E, is used for subsurface horizons that have a significant loss of minerals. Hard bedrock, which is not soil, uses the letter R.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedrock in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedrock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cullen Murphy:

    Americans are definitely workaholics, maybe the overall message of this poll is that there is a kind of bedrock faith in the idea that working hard pays off.

  2. Alan Stern:

    The steep topography means that the bedrock that makes those mountains must be made of H2O -- of water ice, we can be very sure that the water is there in great abundance.

  3. Malcolm Turnbull:

    I have great confidence in our alliance, it is the bedrock of our national security. It was reinforced, yet again, when President Trump and I met on the Intrepid in New York just a few days ago.

  4. Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufmann:

    I'm here to reiterate that our founding principles are stronger than political cynicism, gOP believes that Obama has failed on ISIS, AND that we don't make ourselves safer by betraying bedrock Constitutional values.

  5. Buck Rodgers:

    There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.

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