Definitions for foundation
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word foundation.
the basis on which something is grounded
"there is little foundation for his objections"
an institution supported by an endowment
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"
education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
"he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"
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"
foundation garment, foundationnoun
a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
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"
The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
The foundation of his institute has been wrought with difficulty.
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.
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.
A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
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Cosmetic cream roughly skin-colored, designed to make the face appear uniform in color and texture.
Etymology: From fundatio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fondation, French.
The stateliness of houses, the goodliness of trees, when we behold them, delighteth the eye; but that foundation which beareth up the one, that root which ministreth unto the other nourishment and life, is in the bosom of the earth concealed. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 1.
That is the way to make the city flat,
To bring the roof to the foundation,
To bury all. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
O Jove, I think,
Foundations fly the wretched; such, I mean,
Where they should be reliev’d. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
I draw a line along the shore;
I lay the deep foundations of a wall,
And Enos, nam’d from me, the city call. John Dryden, Æn.
Ne’er to these chambers where the mighty rest,
Since their foundation, came a nobler guest. Thomas Tickell.
If we give way to our passions, we do but gratify ourselves for the present, in order to our future disquiet; but if we resist and conquer them, we lay the foundation of perpetual peace in our minds. John Tillotson, Sermon 6.
That she should be subject to her husband, the laws of mankind and customs of nations have ordered it so; and there is a foundation in nature for it. John Locke.
Throughout the world, even from the first foundation thereof, all men have either been taken as lords or lawful kings in their own houses. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 10.
He had an opportunity of going to school on a foundation. Jonathan Swift.
the act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect
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
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
a donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment
that which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity
Etymology: [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]
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
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.
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'foundation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2674
Rank popularity for the word 'foundation' in Nouns Frequency: #909
The numerical value of foundation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of foundation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Claims to the effect that they are being denied their rights in violation of the law are without any foundation and are designed to divert discussion from the severe accusations for which the suspects are being held and questioned.
It’s spectacular, coach Ditka and I have been hosting this for 13 years. It’s been kind of a passion for us now. Coach has raised money for Gridiron Greats, his favorite charity for former players who are struggling a bit and my foundation Jaws Playbook, which is also the other beneficiary, and we just enjoy doing it… and we’re gonna have a tremendous response to it. We figured in this COVID era, we have about 1,000 people tonight outdoors having a good time, and we get great support from our brothers in the football industry.
The practice of helping babies breathe while waiting to clamp the umbilical cord has been around for a long time; it makes sense for the sickest infants, we're focused on producing evidence that shows the benefits. We think this could become the foundation for practice changing resuscitation techniques, transforming outcomes for the most critical of newborns nationwide.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
What we care about is, once someone has come into power, how he or she handles the cross-strait relationship, whether he or she will maintain the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, whether he or she will recommit to the political foundation of cross-strait relations, the one China principle.
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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
- grundlag, grundlæggelse, fundamentDanish
- Stiftung, Fundament, Foundation, Gründung, GrundlageGerman
- φον ντε τεν, θεμέλιο, σύσταση, ίδρυμα, ίδρυσηGreek
- fondo, fundamento, fondaĵoEsperanto
- fundación, cimiento, baseSpanish
- säätiö, perustus, peruspääoma, perusta, perustaminenFinnish
- fondement, fond de teint, fondationFrench
- bun-stèidhScottish Gaelic
- כינון, יסוד, ייסוד, קרן, בָּסִיס, תשתיתHebrew
- alapozó, AlapítványHungarian
- հիմնադրամ, հիմք, հիմնում, հիմնադրումArmenian
- stofnun, grunnur, meikIcelandic
- fondazione, fondamenta, fondareItalian
- 設立, ファンデーション, 基礎, 財団Japanese
- دهزگا, بناغه, دهسگاKurdish
- fundament, fundering, stichtingDutch
- stifting, stiftelseNorwegian Nynorsk
- stiftelse, Fundament, grunnmurNorwegian
- bindiiʼáNavajo, Navaho
- fundacja, fundament, założenie, podkład, ufundowaniePolish
- fundação, base, dote, fundamentoPortuguese
- 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
- fond, grundplåt, arv, kapital, foundation, grund, donation, förmögenhet, bas, fundament, grundläggning, stiftelse, testamenteSwedish
- vakıf, yardım kurumu, fondöten, kāide, kuruluş, temelTurkish
- nền tảngVietnamese
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