foundation

  • 1 Foundation — may refer to: * Foundation (engineering), the portion of a building s structure that transfers the weight of the building into the ground strata * Foundation (cosmetics), a cosmetic applied to the face * Foundation (nonprofit organization), a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 foundation — foun·da·tion n 1: a basis upon which something stands or is supported; specif: a witness s preliminary testimony given to identify or explain evidence being offered at trial and establish its connection to the issue for which it is offered the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Foundation — • An ecclesiastical foundation is the making over of temporal goods to an ecclesiastical corporation or individual, either by gift during life or by will after death, on the condition of some spiritual work being done either in perpetuity or for… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 Foundation — Foun*da tion, n. [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See {Found} to establish.] 1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect. [1913 Webster] 2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Foundation — bezeichnet in der englischen Sprache eine Stiftung den Foundation Zyklus von Isaac Asimov ein Kosmetika, siehe: Foundation (Schminke) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 foundation — UK US /faʊnˈdeɪʃən/ noun ► [C] an organization that has been started in order to provide money for a particular group of people or for a particular type of research: »He gave £1m to set up a charitable foundation to help vulnerable young people.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 foundation — [n1] basis for something physical or mental ABCs*, authority, base, basics, bed, bedrock, bottom, bottom line*, brass tacks*, foot, footing, ground, groundwork, guts*, heart*, infrastructure, justification, nitty gritty*, nub*, nuts and bolts*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 foundation — ► NOUN 1) the lowest load bearing part of a building, typically below ground level. 2) an underlying basis or principle. 3) justification or reason: there was no foundation for the claim. 4) the action of founding an institution or organization.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 foundation — [foun dā′shən] n. [ME foundacioun < OFr fondation < L fundatio < pp. of fundare: see FOUND2] 1. a founding or being founded; establishment 2. a) an organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 foundation — (n.) late 14c., action of founding, from O.Fr. fondacion (14c.) or directly from L. fundationem (nom. fundatio) a founding, noun of action from pp. stem of fundare (see FOUND (Cf. found) (1)). The Latin word is glossed in O.E. by staþol. Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 foundation — basis, *base, ground, groundwork Antonyms: superstructure …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 foundation — noun 1 organization that provides money for sth ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, private ▪ research VERB + FOUNDATION ▪ establish, set up, start …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 foundation — foun|da|tion W2 [faunˈdeıʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(building)¦ 2¦(basic idea)¦ 3¦(organization)¦ 4¦(establishment)¦ 5 be without foundation 6 lay/provide the foundation(s) for something 7¦(skin)¦ 8 shake/rock the foundations of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 foundation — 01. A sincere desire to help our customers has always been the [foundation] of our business philosophy. 02. Taiwan was [founded] by Sun Yat Sen. 03. My grandfather helped [found] this company over 75 years ago. 04. Participation by the citizenry… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 foundation — foundational, adj. foundationally, adv. foundationary, adj. /fown day sheuhn/, n. 1. the basis or groundwork of anything: the moral foundation of both society and religion. 2. the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests.… …

    Universalium

  • 16 foundation — n. underlying base 1) to lay a foundation 2) to undermine a foundation 3) a firm, solid, sound, strong foundation 4) the foundation (of a building) settles an endowed institution 5) a charitable, philanthropic; educational foundation * * * [faʊn… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 foundation — [[t]faʊnde͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ foundations 1) N COUNT: usu the N of/for n The foundation of something such as a belief or way of life is the things on which it is based. Best friends are the foundation of my life... The issue strikes at the very… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 foundation */*/*/ — UK [faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms foundation : singular foundation plural foundations 1) [countable, often plural] the part of a structure of a building that is below the ground and supports the rest of it How long will it take to finish… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 foundation*/*/ — [faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] noun 1) [C] the most basic part of something from which the rest of it develops Syn: basis The first two years of study provide a solid foundation in computing.[/ex] a business partnership that lays the foundation for future… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 foundation — foun|da|tion [ faun deıʃn ] noun *** ▸ 1 base of building ▸ 2 most basic part ▸ 3 an organization ▸ 4 creating an organization ▸ 5 face cream/powder ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count often plural the part of a structure of a building that is below the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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