lay a/the foundation

Definition of lay a/the foundation

1 :to create a usually stone or concrete structure that supports a building from underneath
2 :to provide something (such as an idea, a principle, or a fact) from which another thing develops or can develop
  • Her early research laid the foundation for many important medical discoveries.

Word by Word Definitions

foundation play
  1. : the act of founding

  2. : a basis (such as a tenet, principle, or axiom) upon which something stands or is supported

  3. : funds given for the permanent support of an institution : endowment


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