Geology. unbroken solid rock, overlaid in most places by soil or rock fragments.
bottom layer; lowest stratum.
any firm foundation or basis:
Technical courses will be founded on a bedrock of sound, general education so as to produce a well-rounded engineer.
the fundamental principles, as of a teaching, belief, or science:
Let’s strip away the cant and get down to bedrock.
“We know more about bedrock than we do about most other vineyards on account of the people who owned it,” Peterson explained.
The Pleasures of America’s Oldest Vines Jordan Salcito February 21, 2014
Our bedrock Judeo-Christian values are being undermined by secular modernity, it would seem.
Polygamy, the Bible’s Ultimate Family Value Joel Baden December 21, 2013
Stare decisis is, after all, the bedrock principle of the rule of law.
John Roberts Is Just a Liar Michael Tomasky June 17, 2012
Obama will need to take bold action to remedy what threatens to be a bedrock shift in perception against him.
In Wake of Surveillance Stories, Barack Obama’s Poll Numbers Plummet John Avlon June 16, 2013
Mullen has crafted his argument on a bedrock military value: integrity.
Inside the Pentagon’s DADT War Jamie McIntyre November 4, 2010
Weakened as he was, his perception told him that the ship had buried itself deep in a swamp until it rested on bedrock.
The Short Life Francis Donovan
Such a belief was indeed the bedrock of mediaeval political thought.
Progress and History Various
You fetch a person down to the bedrock, as Grandsir Penlyn used to say, and then they know where they be.
The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories Various
The bedrock on which they fought was slippery where ice had formed in the crevices.
A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
Nobody valued Jimmy’s intellect, but every one had been prepared to repose securely on the bedrock of his prejudices.
Quisant Anthony Hope
the solid unweathered rock that lies beneath the loose surface deposits of soil, alluvium, etc
basic principles or facts (esp in the phrase get down to bedrock)
the lowest point, level, or layer
also bed-rock, 1850, from bed (n.) + rock (n.). Figurative use by 1869; as an adjective by 1881.
The solid rock that lies beneath the soil and other loose material on the Earth’s surface.
: a bedrock discussion/ bedrock decision
The asi facts; the crucial elements; the BOTTOM LINE, the NITTY-GRITTY
[1870s+; fr bedrock ”the solid rock underlying strata and detritus”]
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a room furnished and used for sleeping. concerned mainly with love affairs or sex: The movie is a typical bedroom comedy. sexually inviting; amorous: bedroom eyes. inhabited largely by commuters: a bedroom community. Contemporary Examples Just then, a calm young paramedic named Nick entered our bedroom. My Accidental Home Birth Jim Sciutto November 29, 2010 […]
- Bedroom slipper
a slipper for use within the house, often heelless and backless and with a flexible sole, of leather or any of various fabrics. Historical Examples She had on a sort of bedroom slipper, and I wore the usual cowboy boots. The Killer Stewart Edward White Mules, like their namesakes in the animal world, are hybrid […]
- Bedroom suburb
dormitory suburb. a suburb occupied mainly by the homes of commuters. noun See bedroom community
sheet1 (def 1). Contemporary Examples Modern historians have freed Alexander’s daughter from her popular but mistaken image as a poisoner and bedsheet diplomat. The Borgias’ Entertaining Excess Allen Barra May 20, 2011 Historical Examples Friar Mathieu tore away a piece of the bedsheet and dabbed Simon’s wound with it. The Saracen: The Holy War Robert […]