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Synonyms for foundation
faʊnˈdeɪ ʃənfoun·da·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foundation

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

    Antonyms:
    disestablishment, superstructure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foundationnoun

    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. foundationnoun

    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, understructurenoun

    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, groundingnoun

    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, cornerstonenoun

    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, foundationnoun

    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, instaurationnoun

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. compostionadjective

    the makeup of something, how it started, the ingrediants

    Submitted by anonymous on July 17, 2022  
  2. 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. foundationnoun

    Synonyms:
    basis, base, groundwork, footing, bottom

  2. foundationnoun

    Synonyms:
    establishment, settlement

  3. foundationnoun

    Synonyms:
    endowment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foundationnoun

    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. Mark Abbott:

    Major League Soccer structure has provided the foundation for the growth of Major League Soccer league that Major League Soccer have seen to date and the growth that Major League Soccer expect in the future.

  2. Stephen Siller:

    These families are worried about whether their loved ones are going to come home, and all too often, they don't come home, because they're murdered in the street, protecting us, at the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, we made a promise to every law enforcement member in America, that if you go out, you give your kids a kiss good-bye and you don't come home, we're going to take care of your family. We're going to give them a mortgage, a mortgage-free home. We're proud of that work.

  3. Alice Bast:

    National Foundation for Celiac Awareness encourages people diagnosed with celiac disease to have a serious, in-person, one-on-one conversation with relatives, national Foundation for Celiac Awareness does n’t just mean your first-degree relatives, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness means all of your entire family, including second degree-relatives.

  4. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The enemy is using the lever of sanctions to the hilt and their goal is to stop our people's progress, i believe that if we allow them to dictate to us on the nuclear issue, they will still keep the sanctions in place because what they are against is the very foundation of our revolution.

  5. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.


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
  • bunúsIrish
  • 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
  • 기초Korean
  • 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
  • పునాదిTelugu
  • vakıf, yardım kurumu, fondöten, kāide, kuruluş, temelTurkish
  • بنیادUrdu
  • nền tảngVietnamese
  • 基础Chinese

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