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1. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] the basis on which something is grounded.

Synonyms

  • relation
  • footing
  • grass roots
  • ground

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • get up
  • turn out
  • ride

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Foundation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you spell foundation? Is it fundation ?

A common misspelling of foundation is fundation

Example sentences of the word foundation


1. Noun, singular or mass
A trench is dug along the inside foundation of the home.

Quotes containing the word foundation


1. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

2. The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
- Zig Ziglar

3. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

2. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] an institution supported by an endowment.

Synonyms

  • financial organisation
  • charity
  • financial institution

Antonyms

  • incidental
  • genuine
  • legitimate
  • right

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)

3. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] lowest support of a structure.

Synonyms

  • fundament
  • bed
  • foot
  • understructure
  • raft foundation
  • structure
  • support
  • substructure
  • groundwork
  • construction

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • death
  • closing

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)

4. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

Synonyms

  • cornerstone
  • fundament
  • basis
  • supposition
  • explanation
  • supposal
  • groundwork
  • assumption
  • meat and potatoes

Antonyms

  • close
  • stand still
  • go off
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)

5. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new.

Synonyms

  • paternity
  • institution
  • beginning
  • introduction
  • commencement
  • authorship
  • founding
  • instauration
  • innovation
  • initiation
  • origination
  • start

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • inactivity
  • artifact
  • ending

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)

6. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body.

Synonyms

  • undergarment
  • corset
  • unmentionable
  • roll-on
  • girdle
  • foundation garment

Antonyms

  • trade edition
  • uncreativeness
  • folly
  • arrive

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)

7. foundation

noun. ['faʊnˈdeɪʃən'] education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge.

Synonyms

  • grounding

Antonyms

  • leave office
  • outfield

Etymology

  • fundatio (Latin)
  • -atio (Latin)
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