HyperDic: foundation

English > 7 senses of the word foundation:
NOUNrelationfoundationthe basis on which something is grounded
groupfoundationan institution supported by an endowment
artifactfoundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructurelowest support of a structure
cognitionfoundation, groundingeducation or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
cognitionfoundation, basis, base, fundament, groundwork, cornerstonethe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained
artifactfoundation, foundation garmenta woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
actfoundation, initiation, founding, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationthe act of starting something for the first time
foundation > pronunciation
Soundsfawndey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe basis on which something is grounded.
Example"there is little foundation for his objections"
Narrowerfooting, basis, groundA relation that provides the foundation for something
grass rootsThe essential foundation or source
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishfundación, fundamento
Catalanfonament
Verbsfounduse as a basis for
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn institution supported by an endowment.
NarrowercharityA foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
Broaderfinancial institution, financial organization, financial organisationAn institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public / public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets
Spanishfundación
Catalanfundació
Verbsfoundset up or found
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningLowest support of a structure.
Synonymsbase, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure
Part ofstructure, constructionA thing constructed
NarrowerbedA foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track
raft foundation, raft, matA foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
Broadersupportsupporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
Spanishbase, cimentación, cimiento, fundación, fundamento, pie
Catalanbase, fonament, peu
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaningeducation or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge.
Example"he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"
Synonymgrounding
Broadereducationknowledge acquired by learning and instruction
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained.
Synonymsbasis, base, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone
Part ofexplanationThought that makes something comprehensible
Narrowermeat and potatoesThe fundamental part
Broaderassumption, supposition, supposalA hypothesis that is taken for granted
Spanishbase, fundamento
Catalanbase, fonament
Verbsfounduse as a basis for
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body.
Synonymfoundation garment
Narrowercorset, girdle, staysA woman's close-fitting foundation garment
roll-onA woman's foundation garment rolled on to the hips
Broaderundergarment, unmentionableA garment worn under other garments
English > foundation: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new.
Example "the foundation of a new scientific society"
Synonymsinitiation, founding, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration
Narrowerauthorship, paternityThe act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Spanishcreación, fundación, iniciación, inicio, instauración, institución, introducción
Catalancreació, fundació, instauració, institució, introducció
Verbsfoundset up or lay the groundwork for

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