HyperDic: cornerstone

English > 3 senses of the word cornerstone:
NOUNcognitioncornerstone, basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundworkthe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained
artifactcornerstonea stone in the exterior of a large and important building
artifactcornerstonea stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
cornerstone > pronunciation
Soundskao'rnerstow.n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > cornerstone: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained.
Synonymsbasis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork
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 > cornerstone: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies.
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Broaderstonebuilding material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
Spanishpiedra angular
Catalanpedra angular
English > cornerstone: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls.
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Broaderstonebuilding material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
Spanishpiedra angular
Catalanpedra angular

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