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Foundation (IPA: /faʊnˈdeɪʃən/)


Foundation (n.)

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

Foundation (n.)

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.

Foundation (n.)

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.

Foundation (n.)

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

Foundation (n.)

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

Foundation

Type of nonprofit organization

Foundation

Lowest and supporting layer of a structure

Foundation

Skin coloured cosmetic applied to the face

Foundation

Action consisting in creating something with the intention of making it durable

Foundation

Type of juridical person in Estonia

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A crown, a throne could not be based on the not too very solid foundation of blood." - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A foundation of our American way of life is our national respect for law." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." - J. K. Rowling

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Apologize, v. To lay the foundation for a future offense." - Ambrose Bierce

Example Sentence (Quote)

" But the people of the Baltic nations also knew that freedom needs a foundation of security." - Barack Obama


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