foundations (plural noun) · foundations (plural noun)
  1. (foundations)
    the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level.
    "foundations were being dug for a block of flats" ·
    "build the arch resting on top of this solid foundation"
  2. an underlying basis or principle.
    "this idea is the foundation of all modern economics" ·
    "without stability, the country will not be able hold the elections that will lay the foundation for a peaceful and democratic future" · "physics, the foundation of all the sciences"
    basis · starting point · base · point of departure · beginning · premise ·
    fundamental point/principle · principal constituent · main ingredient · principles · fundamentals · rudiments · cornerstone · core · heart · thrust · essence · kernel · nub · underpinning · groundwork
  3. the action of establishing an institution or organization.
    "the foundation of a civil service college"
    • an institution established with an endowment, for example a research body or charity.
      "charitable foundations"
      endowed institution · institution · charitable body ·
      funding agency · source of funds
late Middle English: from Old French fondation, from Latin fundatio(n-), from fundare ‘to lay a base for’ ( see found2).
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without stability, the country will not be able hold the elections that will lay the foundation for a peaceful and democratic future.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

Sidney Greenberg

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

Sidney Greenberg

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

Sidney Greenberg
heavy foundations and concealers can contribute to dull skin and clogged pores.
the Mental Health foundation, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron.
a foundation to promote economic empowerment for poor communities.
the foundation of the walls, compacted of Granite and Lime.
apply moisturizer a few minutes before using foundation.
build the arch resting on top of this solid foundation.
this idea is the foundation of all modern economics.
Norma's clear skin did not need a heavy foundation.
foundations were being dug for a block of flats.
the foundation has been properly damp-proofed.
the foundation of the Grand Lodge of England.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)fondament, grondslag, stigting, basis
Arabic (NOUN)مؤسسة, الأساس, المؤسسة, أساس, التأسيس, أساسا, أسس, تأسيس, الأسس
Bangla ফাউন্ডেশন
Bosnian (Latin) zaklada
Bulgarian (NOUN)фондация, основа, фундамента
Cantonese (Traditional) 基礎
Catalan (NOUN)Fundació, fonament, base, bases
Chinese Simplified 基础
Chinese Traditional 基礎
Croatian (NOUN)temelj, zaklada, fondacija, puder, osnova, osnutka, polaganje, podlogu, osnivanja
Czech (NOUN)nadace, základ, založení
Danish (NOUN)fundament, grundlaget, instituttet, stiftelsen, fonden, fond
Dutch (NOUN)stichting, fundament, fundering, basis, grondslag
Estonian (NOUN)sihtasutus, vundament, fond, fondi, aluse, asutamise
Fijian na yavu
Filipino pundasyon
Finnish (NOUN)säätiö, perusta, pohjan
French (NOUN)fondation, fondement, base, assise
German (NOUN)Stiftung, Fundament, Grundlage, Basis
Greek (NOUN)ίδρυμα, θεμέλιο, ίδρυση, Ευρωπαϊκό Ίδρυμα, βάση, υποδομή, βάσεις
Haitian Creole fondman legal
Hebrew (NOUN)קרן, הקרן, היסודות, המוסד, בסיס, הבסיס, לקרן, יסוד, יסודות, השתייה
Hindi (NOUN)फाउंडेशन, नींव, आधार
Hungarian (NOUN)alapítvány
Icelandic (NOUN)grunn, grundvöll, stofnun
Indonesian (NOUN)yayasan, fondasi, pondasi, landasan, dasar
Italian (NOUN)fondazione, fondotinta, basi, base
Japanese (NOUN)財団, 基礎, 基盤, ファンデーション, 振興財団, 基金, 財団法人, 土台, 創立, 創業
Kiswahili (NOUN)msingi, mwanzo
Klingon QutlhwI' 'oH
Korean (NOUN)재단, 기초, 토대, 파운데이션, 기초가, 국제 교류 재단, 기초로, 토대가, 기반
Latvian (NOUN)pamats, fonds, fonda, fondu, dibināšanas
Lithuanian (NOUN)fondas, pamatai, fondo, pagrindą, įkūrimo, fondui
Malagasy fototra
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)Yayasan, asas, Asasi, persediaan
Maltese (NOUN)Fondazzjoni
Norwegian Bokmål Stiftelsen
Persian (NOUN)بنیاد, پایه, مقدماتی, فونداسیون, بنیان, شالوده, بنياد, پی, اساس
Polish (NOUN)Fundacji, podstawą, założenie, powstania
Portuguese (NOUN)fundação, alicerce, base, bases
Querétaro Otomi Fundación
Romanian (NOUN)Fundaţia, temelia, fondarea, bazele
Russian (NOUN)фонд, фундамент, основу, учредительство, благотворительный фонд
Samoan faavae
Serbian (Cyrillic) Фондација
Serbian (Latin) Fondacija
Slovak (NOUN)nadácie, základ, založenia
Slovenian (NOUN)temelj, fundacije, ustanova, vodnjak, osnovo, podlago
Spanish (NOUN)Fundación, cimientos, base, cimentación
Swedish (NOUN)stiftelsen, grunden, fundament, fonden
Tahitian niu
Tamil (NOUN)அறக்கட்டளை
Telugu ఫౌండేషన్
Thai (NOUN)มูลนิธิ, พื้นฐาน
Tongan fakava'e
Turkish (NOUN)Vakfı, vakıf, temel, kuruluş, hazırlık
Ukrainian (NOUN)фундамент, фонд, фонду, основу, заснування, фондом, підстави
Urdu (NOUN)فاؤنڈیشن, بنیاد, نیو, قیام
Vietnamese (NOUN)nền tảng, quỹ, móng, cơ sở
Welsh (NOUN)sefydledig, sylfaen, sail, seiliau
Yucatec Maya U béeychajal
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