Definition for foundation

noun as in basis for something physical or mental

noun as in established institution

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Example Sentences

It’s not OK for kids to move on in some grade levels when the foundation of what they need for the next grade level, they don’t have.

Google has an estimated almost 90% share of the search market in the US, and this is the foundation upon which its gargantuan online advertising business rests.

If someone wants to challenge me, my faith — that’s our background, foundation.

General relativity has become the foundation for today’s understanding of the cosmos.

The deal in France serves as a foundation for licensing agreements with individual publishers.

These two videos rest atop bookmarked links to The Jeffrey Epstein Foundation.

In October, he traveled to Denver with Fry to support his work with LGBT rights organization The Matthew Sheppard Foundation.

Privacy advocates such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation say everyone should use it.

He is a representative of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization which aims to rebuild freedom and democracy in Russia.

She is also head of the Sabancı Foundation, which conducts female-empowerment programs for women in rural Turkey.

Now what should college give the young citizen, male or female, upon the foundation of schooling we have already sketched out?

I was too much enamoured of the honour to question the foundation on which it rested.

The formula for the date of its foundation in 1636 may be thus expressed—Harvard College founded; the chum age .

The old musical quality, rich in foundation tone, is returning, but with added power.

Sweet foundation tone produced from heavy wind pressure always possesses satisfactory power.


On this page you'll find 115 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to foundation, such as: authority, base, bedrock, groundwork, infrastructure, and support.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.