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for To be on a foundation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Foundation \Foun*da"tion\, n. [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See
Found to establish.]
1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to
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;
Behold, I lay in Zion, for a foundation, a stone . .
. a precious corner stone, a sure foundation. --Is.
The foundation of a free common wealth. --Motley.
3. (Arch.) 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.
4. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable
institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
He was entered on the foundation of Westminster.
5. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an
endowed institution or charity; as, the Ford Foundation.
Against the canon laws of our foundation. --Milton.
Foundation course. See Base course, under Base, n.
Foundation muslin, an open-worked gummed fabric used for
stiffening dresses, bonnets, etc.
Foundation school, in England, an endowed school.
To be on a foundation, to be entitled to a support from the
proceeds of an endowment, as a scholar or a fellow of a
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