[foun-dey-shuh n] /faʊnˈdeɪ ʃən/
the basis or groundwork of anything:
the moral foundation of both society and religion.
the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests.
the lowest division of a building, wall, or the like, usually of masonry and partly or wholly below the surface of the ground.
the act of , setting up, establishing, etc.:
a policy in effect since the foundation.
the state of being .
an institution financed by a donation or legacy to aid research, education, the arts, etc.:
the Ford Foundation.
an endowment for such an institution.
a cosmetic, as a cream or liquid, used as a base for facial makeup.
Solitaire. a card of given denomination on which other cards are to be added according to denomination or suit.
that on which something is founded; basis
(often pl) a construction below the ground that distributes the load of a building, wall, etc
the base on which something stands
the act of founding or establishing or the state of being founded or established
an institution supported by an endowment, often one that provides funds for charities, research, etc
the charter incorporating or establishing a society or institution and the statutes or rules governing its affairs
a cosmetic in cream or cake form used as a base for make-up
See foundation garment
(cards) a card on which a sequence may be built
late 14c., “action of founding,” from Old French fondacion (14c.) or directly from Latin fundationem (nominative fundatio) “a founding,” noun of action from past participle stem of fundare (see found (v.1)). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by staþol. Meaning “that which is founded” (a college, hospital, etc.) is from 1510s; meaning “funds endowed” is early 15c. Sense of “solid base of a structure” is from late 15c.
foundation foun·da·tion (foun-dā’shən)
The basis on which something stands or is supported; a base.
noun 1. an undergarment, as a girdle or corset, worn by women to support or give shape to the contours of the body. noun 1. a woman’s undergarment worn to shape and support the figure; brassiere or corset
noun 1. former name of .
noun 1. any of the stones composing the foundation of a building. 2. a cornerstone. noun 1. a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building
- Foundation subjects
plural noun 1. (Brit, education) the subjects studied as part of the National Curriculum, including the compulsory core subjects