HyperDic: groundwork

English > 3 senses of the word groundwork:
NOUNcognitiongroundwork, basis, base, foundation, fundament, cornerstonethe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained
artifactgroundwork, foundation, base, fundament, foot, substructure, understructurelowest support of a structure
actgroundworkpreliminary preparation as a basis or foundation
groundwork > pronunciation
Soundsgraw'ndwer.k
Rhymesartwork ... work: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > groundwork: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained.
Synonymsbasis, base, foundation, fundament, 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
English > groundwork: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningLowest support of a structure.
Synonymsfoundation, base, fundament, foot, 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 > groundwork: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningpreliminary preparation as a basis or foundation.
Example"we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"
Broaderpreparation, readyingThe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
Spanishfase preparatoria

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