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foundation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/founˈdāSHən/,
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foundations, plural;
  1. The lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level

  2. A body or ground on which other parts rest or are overlaid
    • - he starts playing melody lines on the bass instead of laying the foundation down
  3. A woman's supporting undergarment, such as a girdle

  4. A cream or powder used as a base to even out facial skin tone before applying other cosmetics

  5. An underlying basis or principle for something
    • - specific learning skills as a foundation for other subjects
  6. Justification or reason
    • - distorted and misleading accusations with no foundation
  7. The action of establishing an institution or organization on a permanent basis, esp. with an endowment

  8. An institution established with an endowment, for example a college or a body devoted to financing research or charity


  1. the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
  2. an institution supported by an endowment
  3. lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
  4. education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"
  5. basis: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
  6. foundation garment: a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
  7. The Foundation Series is a science fiction series by Isaac Asimov which covers a span of about 550 years. It consists of seven volumes that are closely linked to each other, although they can be read separately. ...
  8. Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York is a book by Joseph G. Schloss which looks at b-boying and the culture surrounding it. ...
  9. Foundation is the fourth release from Hip Hop group Brand Nubian. The album marked the reunion of the four original members, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Lord Jamar and DJ Alamo, who hadn't released an album together since their 1990 debut One for All. ...
  10. Foundation is an Electronica album by British producer Breakage. It was released on March 22, 2010, on the label Digital Soundboy.
  11. Foundation is a flesh-toned cosmetic applied to the face to create an even, uniform colour to the complexion, to cover flaws, and, sometimes, to change the natural skintone. Foundation applied to the body is generally referred to as body paint.
  12. Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998 (or simply Foundation) is the title of a recording by American folk music and country blues artist Doc Watson, released in 2000. It contains instrumental tracks from Watson's 1964 to 1968 recordings.
  13. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect; That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis; underbuilding; The lowest and supporting part or member of ...
  14. (Foundations) the lowest part of a building, that transmits the weight of a building to the ground on which it is built. Foundations are usually made of concrete and are made wide to spread the load over a greater area.
  15. (Foundations) Normally concrete, laid underground as a structural base to a wall; in older buildings these may be brick or stone.
  16. (FOUNDATIONS) base of the building up to timber plates and bearers.
  17. (Foundations) Normally concrete, cast into the sub-soil as the structural base for a wall or building - the depth and size will depend, amongst other things, upon the size/type of building and the nature of the sub-soil. ...
  18. (Foundations) The National Co-ordinating Body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIA)
  19. (Foundations) The basic knowledge courses that form the foundation both of the mountain and of our environmental education more broadly.
  20. (Foundations) The below ground construction supporting walls
  21. (Foundations) The national body for HIA services in England, providing training, advice and support to HIA services, administering the HIA Charter Mark quality assurance mechanism and representing the sector in discussions with the government and other stakeholders.
  22. (Foundations) Three Jewels (Buddha · Dharma · Sangha) · Four Noble Truths · Noble Eightfold Path · Nirvana · Middle Way
  23. (Foundations) perform a function similar to that of box springs in supporting mattresses, except that the surface is rigid rather than flexible. They normally are covered with the same quilting as the matching mattress.
  24. (foundations) Firm base for a road or building.
  25. (foundations) parts on which the other parts rest for support; bases