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Synonyms for foundation
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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

Editors Contribution

  1. conerstone

    an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based. a stone that forms the base of a corner of a building, joining two walls.

    "a national minimum wage remained the cornerstone of policy"

    Submitted by Spsserves-nation-spscorp on January 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foundation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    basis, base, groundwork, footing, bottom

  2. foundation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    establishment, settlement

  3. foundation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    endowment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foundation(n)

    Synonyms:
    substructure, base, groundwork, founding establishment, endowment, grillage

    Antonyms:
    superstructure

    Associated words:
    fundamental, basic, caisson

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How to use foundation in a sentence?

  1. Graduate Hotels:

    The I Promise Village by Graduate Hotels will be a monumental next step for us and LeBron and his Foundation's commitment to the future of the students and their families, promise Village by Graduate Hotels's humbling to see the change they are affecting on a daily basis and we're honored to be a part of the journey.

  2. Baye Adofo-Wilson:

    Economic development is not about buildings, it's about relationships, couples are the foundation of communities and if we can get more of them to come to our city we can make it a happier and more enjoyable place.

  3. Robert Hilliard:

    To be left with no remedy ... given such a violent and unprovoked shooting weakens the constitutional foundation of America's house.

  4. Diogenes:

    The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

  5. Keenan Reynolds:

    Over the years, I've learned to manage my time from an academic standpoint, i know when I need to start stuff depending on how hard it is, what it is. I know myself, how I work, how my pace of work is. And so I think that combined with just being here and having mentors -- as an underclassman people showing you the ropes, teaching you how things work -- it kind of gives you a basis and a foundation to move forward and be successful when it comes to time management and balancing all the different things the Naval Academy demands of you.


Translations for foundation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • nền tảngVietnamese
  • 基础Chinese

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