Synonyms for (noun) foundation

Synonyms: initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, foundation, founding

Definition: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

Usage: she looked forward to her initiation as an adult; the foundation of a new scientific society

Similar words: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations


Synonyms: foot, foundation, fundament, base, understructure, substructure, groundwork

Definition: lowest support of a structure

Usage: it was built on a base of solid rock; he stood at the foot of the tower

Similar words: support

Definition: supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

Usage: the statue stood on a marble support


Synonyms: foundation, foundation garment

Definition: a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

Similar words: undergarment, unmentionable

Definition: a garment worn under other garments


Synonyms: foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, base, basis

Definition: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

Usage: the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Similar words: assumption, supposal, supposition

Definition: a hypothesis that is taken for granted

Usage: any society is built upon certain assumptions


Synonyms: foundation, grounding

Definition: education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

Usage: he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study; a good grounding in mathematics

Similar words: education

Definition: knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

Usage: it was clear that he had a very broad education


Synonyms: foundation

Definition: an institution supported by an endowment

Similar words: financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization

Definition: an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets


Synonyms: foundation

Definition: the basis on which something is grounded

Usage: there is little foundation for his objections

Similar words: relation

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together