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Synonyms for foundation
faʊnˈdeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foundation(noun)

    the basis on which something is grounded

    "there is little foundation for his objections"

    Synonyms:
    foot, instauration, introduction, foundation garment, substructure, base, creation, basis, groundwork, understructure, institution, founding, initiation, fundament, origination, innovation, grounding, cornerstone

  2. foundation(noun)

    an institution supported by an endowment

    Synonyms:
    foot, instauration, introduction, foundation garment, substructure, base, creation, basis, groundwork, understructure, institution, founding, initiation, fundament, origination, innovation, grounding, cornerstone

  3. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure(noun)

    lowest support of a structure

    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

    Synonyms:
    metrical unit, bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, groundwork, pes, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, infantry, introduction, can, ft, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, basis, innovation, fundament, invertebrate foot, nucleotide, buttocks, prat, radical, root, animal foot, floor, stern, metrical foot, seat, foot, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, institution, hindquarters, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, human foot, infrastructure, tush, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

  4. foundation, grounding(noun)

    education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

    "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"

    Synonyms:
    foot, instauration, introduction, foundation garment, substructure, earthing, base, creation, basis, groundwork, understructure, institution, founding, initiation, fundament, origination, innovation, grounding, cornerstone

  5. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone(noun)

    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

    Synonyms:
    bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, groundwork, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, introduction, can, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, stern, basis, innovation, fundament, nucleotide, buttocks, prat, radical, root, floor, ground, seat, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, foot, hindquarters, footing, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, infrastructure, tush, institution, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

  6. foundation garment, foundation(noun)

    a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

    Synonyms:
    foot, instauration, introduction, foundation garment, substructure, base, creation, basis, groundwork, understructure, institution, founding, initiation, fundament, origination, innovation, grounding, cornerstone

  7. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration(noun)

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

    Synonyms:
    cosmos, foundation garment, founding, entry, groundwork, unveiling, instauration, invention, base, substructure, excogitation, introduction, presentation, creative activity, fundament, intro, world, asylum, knowledgeableness, innovation, understructure, conception, universe, trigger, installation, knowledgeability, foot, existence, first appearance, grounding, design, institution, launching, mental home, origination, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, macrocosm, cornerstone, origin, debut, induction, basis, inception, insertion, establishment, mental hospital, initiation, intromission, creation, insane asylum

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foundation

    Synonyms:
    institution, establishment, footing, base, basis, origin, ground, groundwork, rudiments, substratum, underlying principle

    Antonyms:
    disestablishment, superstructure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foundation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    basis, base, groundwork, footing, bottom

  2. foundation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    establishment, settlement

  3. foundation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    endowment

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Translations for foundation

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  • أَوْقاف, رَفْع, إِيجاد, إِنْشاء, أساس, تَأْسِيس, إِشَادَة, حَبيس, حُبُس, حَبيسَةArabic
  • нигеҙ, хәйриәBashkir
  • фондация, основа, основаване, фундаментBulgarian
  • fundació, fonamentsCatalan, Valencian
  • nadace, založení, základyCzech
  • sylfaenWelsh
  • grundlag, grundlæggelse, fundamentDanish
  • Stiftung, Fundament, Foundation, Gründung, GrundlageGerman
  • φον ντε τεν, θεμέλιο, σύσταση, ίδρυμα, ίδρυσηGreek
  • fondo, fundamento, fondaĵoEsperanto
  • fundación, cimiento, baseSpanish
  • فونداسیونPersian
  • säätiö, perustus, peruspääoma, perusta, perustaminenFinnish
  • fondement, fond de teint, fondationFrench
  • bun-stèidhScottish Gaelic
  • כינון, יסוד, ייסוד, קרן, בָּסִיס, תשתיתHebrew
  • आधारHindi
  • alapozó, AlapítványHungarian
  • հիմնադրամ, հիմք, հիմնում, հիմնադրումArmenian
  • dasarIndonesian
  • stofnun, grunnur, meikIcelandic
  • fondazione, fondamenta, fondareItalian
  • קרןHebrew
  • 設立, ファンデーション, 基礎, 財団Japanese
  • ده‌زگا, بناغه, ده‌سگاKurdish
  • fundamentaLatin
  • tūāpapaMāori
  • fundament, fundering, stichtingDutch
  • stifting, stiftelseNorwegian Nynorsk
  • stiftelse, Fundament, grunnmurNorwegian
  • bindiiʼáNavajo, Navaho
  • fondacionOccitan
  • fundacja, fundament, założenie, podkład, ufundowaniePolish
  • fundação, base, dote, fundamentoPortuguese
  • manquQuechua
  • fundație, temelie, fundamentare, fundament, înființare, fondare, fond de ten, fond, bază, întemeiereRomanian
  • цоколь, основа, фонд, тональный крем, базис, фундамент, основание, учреждениеRussian
  • بنياد, پِيڙهڪا, پِيڙههSindhi
  • подлога, fundament, zasnivanje, osnivanje, temelj, podloga, fundiranje, zadužbina, fondacija, utemeljenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • základySlovak
  • fond, grundplåt, arv, kapital, foundation, grund, donation, förmögenhet, bas, fundament, grundläggning, stiftelse, testamenteSwedish
  • msingiSwahili
  • அடித்தளம்Tamil
  • vakıf, yardım kurumu, fondöten, kāide, kuruluş, temelTurkish

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