Foundation meaning

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A foundation is defined as an organization set up to finance or complete projects, usually for a non-profit organization such as a school or a church.

An example of a foundation is a charity that helps feed hungry children.

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The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
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The fundamental principle on which something is founded; basis.
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A supporting material or part beneath an outer part.
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The definition of foundation is the skin colored makeup used as a base on the face before other makeup is applied.

An example of foundation is the creamy liquid that a woman applies to her skin before any other makeup.

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Foundation means the supporting structure of a home.

An example of a foundation is the slab of cement that a house rests on.

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A cosmetic used as a base for facial makeup.
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That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is the parent organization of the Wiktionary collaborative project.

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The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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(card games) In solitaire or patience games, one of the piles of cards that the player attempts to build, usually holding all cards of a suit in ascending order.
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A woman's supporting undergarment, such as a corset or girdle.
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(architecture) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.

The foundations of this construction have been laid out.

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A founding or being founded; establishment.
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A cosmetic cream, liquid, etc. over which other makeup is applied.
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Of evidence, that it indicates or leads to the admissibility of other evidence; a nonprofit organization created to fund or promote charitable causes.
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The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.

The foundation of his institute has been wrought with difficulty.

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A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
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(cosmetics) Cosmetic cream roughly skin-colored, designed to make the face appear uniform in color and texture.
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The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground.
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A basis for social bodies or intellectual disciplines.
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Origin of foundation

  • Middle English fundacioun from Latin fundātiō fundātiōn- from fundātus past participle of fundāre to lay the groundwork for found1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fundātiō.

    From Wiktionary