foundation stone

foundation stone

foundation stone ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any of the stones composing the foundation of a building.
  2. a cornerstone.

Origin of foundation stone First recorded in 1645–55 Examples from the Web for foundation stone Historical Examples of foundation stone

  • The foundation-stone was laid in 1878, and it was opened in 1882 as a private chapel.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

  • The foundation-stone was laid by the Baroness Burdett-Coutts.


    Sir Walter Besant

  • It was noon, and the foundation-stone of the Castle was laid.

    The Cape Peninsula

    Rn Juta

  • This principle is the foundation-stone of the Christian life.

    The Expositor’s Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians

    G. G. Findlay

  • The foundation-stone had been laid by Queen Victoria in 1868.

    The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2

    Edward Tyas Cook

  • British Dictionary definitions for foundation stone foundation stone noun

    1. a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building

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