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Meaning of FUNDAMENT

Pronunciation:  'fundumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
  2. [n]  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  3. [n]  the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

FUNDAMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: arse, ass, backside, base, base, basis, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, cornerstone, derriere, fanny, foot, foundation, foundation, groundwork, groundwork, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, substructure, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, understructure
 See Also: assumption, bed, body, body part, construction, explanation, raft foundation, structure, support, supposal, supposition, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fun"da*ment\, n. [OE. fundament, fundement,
fondement, OF. fundement, fondement, F. fondement, fr. L.
fundamentum foundation, fr. fundare to lay the bottom, to
found, fr. fundus bottom. See {Fund}.]
1. Foundation. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks;
   specifically (Anat.), the anus. --Hume.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: backside, base, basement, basis, beam, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, behind, belly, bottom, bottom side, breech, buttocks, derriere, downside, floor, flooring, fond, footing, foundation, fundamental, ground, grounds, groundwork, hardpan, lower side, lowest layer, lowest level, nether side, nethermost level, pavement, posterior, principle, radical, rear, riprap, rock bottom, rudiment, rump, seat, sill, solid ground, solid rock, stereobate, stylobate, substratum, substruction, substructure, terra firma, underbelly, underbuilding, undercarriage, undergirding, underlayer, underneath, underpinning, underside, understruction, understructure