foundation stone

noun

Definition of foundation stone

1 : a stone in the foundation of a building especially : such a stone laid with public ceremony — compare cornerstone

Examples of foundation stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the first anniversary of the decision on Jammu and Kashmir, Modi this year laid the foundation stone for the temple in Ayodhya. Upmanyu Trivedi, Bloomberg.com, "Former India Deputy Prime Minister Acquitted in Mosque Case," 30 Sep. 2020 On September 29, 1990, exactly 83 years after the laying of the foundation stone, Alonso was given the great honor of setting the cathedral’s last stone: the final grand finial on the southwest tower. Marjorie Hunt, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Decades-Long Journey to Restore the National Cathedral," 15 July 2020 These are the foundation stones of a sturdy partnership. Helen Fisher, New York Times, "How Coronavirus Is Changing the Dating Game for the Better," 7 May 2020 However, thanks to a steady stream of benefactors and dedicated professors, Jamia survived, going on to lay the foundation stone for its current campus in Okhla, near New Delhi, in 1935. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "The story of Jamia, the “anti-national” university born of deep Indian nationalism," 29 Dec. 2019 Eppink hopes the original bridge and the foundation stones from a barn will remain on the property to help preserve its history. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Medina County Park District to open Granger Wetlands wildlife sanctuary," 13 Dec. 2019 In recent times, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has recruited Dalits as volunteers to lay the foundation stones of Hindu temples. Jaithirth Rao, Quartz India, "Can Hindu conservatives make room for reform in religion?," 4 Nov. 2019 The original Roland Green School was at one time located within the present cemetery grounds; Spring Brook bought the land after the school burned down in 1923 and used its remaining foundation stones for foundations for cemetery markers. BostonGlobe.com, "As of mid-October, Marks, an actor who recently finished playing a lead role in the international touring company of “Rent,” had raised $5,985 from 127 donors.," 17 Oct. 2019 In 2016, a foundation stone laid by Leopold II at Queen Mary University in London was removed. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Museumgoer Spots a Misidentified Portrait of Rodin," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of foundation stone

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Foundation stone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foundation%20stone. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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