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  1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
    The foundation of his institute has been wrought with difficulty.
  2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
  3. The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
    The foundations of this construction have been laid out.
  4. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
  5. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
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