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foundation Idioms & Phrases

Foundation course

  • . See Base course, under Base, n.
Webster 1913

foundation garment

  • noun a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

Foundation muslin

  • an open-worked gummed fabric used for stiffening dresses, bonnets, etc.
Webster 1913

Foundation school

  • in England, an endowed school.
Webster 1913

foundation stone

  • noun a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building

national science foundation

  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for the promotion of progress in science and engineering by supporting programs in research and education

philanthropic foundation

  • noun a foundation that provides funds for science or art or education or religion or relief from disease etc.

private foundation

  • noun a charity that does not receive a major part of its support from the public

raft foundation

  • noun a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete

To be on a foundation

  • to be entitled to a support from the proceeds of an endowment, as a scholar or a fellow of a college.
Webster 1913

To exhibit a foundation or prize

  • to hold it forth or to tender it as a bounty to candidates.
Webster 1913