- any of the stones composing the foundation of a building.
- a cornerstone.
Origin of foundation stone
Examples from the Web for foundation stone
Historical Examples of foundation stone
The foundation-stone was laid in 1878, and it was opened in 1882 as a private chapel.Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater
Geraldine Edith Mitton
The foundation-stone was laid by the Baroness Burdett-Coutts.Westminster
Sir Walter Besant
It was noon, and the foundation-stone of the Castle was laid.The Cape Peninsula
This principle is the foundation-stone of the Christian life.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
The foundation-stone had been laid by Queen Victoria in 1868.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
- a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building