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  Words related to cornerstone

Related / Similar Words: basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork

 

Definition:
  • a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls;
  • a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies;
  • the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture";

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    Hyponyms: meat and potatoes

     

    Part Meronyms: building, edifice, explanation

     

    Derivational Morphology: establish, base, ground, found

     

    Anagrams: correctness, stone cress, cotton rose

     

     
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