- a base or foundation
- the buttocks
- the anus
Origin of fundamentMiddle English foundement ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fundamentum ; from fundare, to lay the bottom ; from fundus: see fund
- a. The buttocks.b. The anus.
- The natural features of a land surface unaltered by humans.
- A foundation, as of a building.
- An underlying theoretical basis or principle: “All neighbor states &ellipsis; must revise &ellipsis; their policy fundaments” (C.L. Sulzberger).
Origin of fundamentMiddle English foundement, from Old French fondement, from Latin fundamentum, from fundare, to lay the foundation, from fundus, bottom.
Middle English, from Old French fundement, fondement, from Latin fundamentum (“foundation”), from fundō (“I lay the bottom, I found”).