1 that on which something is founded; basis
2 often pl a construction below the ground that distributes the load of a building, wall, etc.
3 the base on which something stands
4 the act of founding or establishing or the state of being founded or established
a an endowment or legacy for the perpetual support of an institution such as a school or hospital
on the foundation entitled to benefit from the funds of a foundation
6 an institution supported by an endowment, often one that provides funds for charities, research, etc.
7 the charter incorporating or establishing a society or institution and the statutes or rules governing its affairs
8 a cosmetic in cream or cake form used as a base for make-up
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10 (Cards) a card on which a sequence may be built
n a woman's undergarment worn to shape and support the figure; brassiere or corset
n a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building
pl n (Brit, Education) the subjects studied as part of the National Curriculum, including the compulsory core subjects
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 base, basis, bedrock, bottom, footing, groundwork, substructure, underpinning
2 endowment, establishment, inauguration, institution, organization, setting up, settlement
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