Origin of foundation
Examples from the Web for foundation
These two videos rest atop bookmarked links to The Jeffrey Epstein Foundation.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Vital Voices in 2013 took over funds from the Women In The World foundation which originated at The Daily Beast.
When I called, the Jackie Joyner Kersey Foundation answered.
"They left here about a week ago," a man at the foundation said.
The foundation, named after her mother, provides financial help to needy families that are infertile.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction|Eleanor Clift|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From its foundation in 1752 to 1830, when it became the Royal Infirmary.The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651)|Ernest Broxap
But the foundation for this kind of idealism we have already destroyed in the transcendental aesthetic.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
It was, in fact, the possibility of such conflict which was recognized by our theory as the origin and foundation of society.Liberalism|L. T. Hobhouse
They are the hope of every American, and we must make them the foundation of Social Security.
If the wall be five or six feet thick, the charges should be placed under the foundation.Elements of Military Art and Science|Henry Wager Halleck
British Dictionary definitions for foundation
- an endowment or legacy for the perpetual support of an institution such as a school or hospital
- on the foundation entitled to benefit from the funds of a foundation
Word Origin and History for foundation
late 14c., "action of founding," from Old French fondacion (14c.) or directly from Latin fundationem (nominative fundatio) "a founding," noun of action from past participle stem of fundare (see found (v.1)). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by staþol. Meaning "that which is founded" (a college, hospital, etc.) is from 1510s; meaning "funds endowed" is early 15c. Sense of "solid base of a structure" is from late 15c.