foundation stone ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any of the stones composing the foundation of a building.
- 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.
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.
This principle is the foundation-stone of the Christian life.
G. G. Findlay
The foundation-stone had been laid by Queen Victoria in 1868.
Edward Tyas Cook
British Dictionary definitions for foundation stone foundation stone noun
- a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building