What does the word foundation mean?

Usage examples for foundation

  1. This memorable document- which is ever regarded as the foundation of the Netherland Republic- contained twenty- six articles. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. To start a child with a foundation of good habits is better than riches. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  3. The foundation is there, of course- the house rests on it- but one lives abovestairs and not in the cellar. – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton