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cor·ner·stone

also corner stone  (kôr′nər-stōn′)
n.
1.
a. A stone at the corner of a building uniting two intersecting walls; a quoin.
b. Such a stone when inscribed with the date of the start of the construction of the building.
2. An indispensable and fundamental basis: the cornerstone of an argument.

cornerstone

(ˈkɔːnəˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Building) a stone at the corner of a wall, uniting two intersecting walls; quoin
2. (Building) a stone placed at the corner of a building during a ceremony to mark the start of construction
3. a person or thing of prime importance; basis: the cornerstone of the whole argument.

cor•ner•stone

(ˈkɔr nərˌstoʊn)

n.
1. a stone uniting two masonry walls at an intersection.
2. a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building, usu. carved with the date.
3. something that is essential or basic.
4. the foundation on which something is constructed or developed.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornerstone - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
meat and potatoes - the fundamental part; "successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration"
supposal, supposition, assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
2.cornerstone - a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
3.cornerstone - a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

cornerstone

noun basis, key, premise, starting point, bedrock Effective opposition is a cornerstone of any democracy.

cornerstone

noun
A fundamental principle or underlying concept:
base, basis, foundation, fundament, fundamental, root, rudiment (often used in plural).
Translations

cornerstone

[ˈkɔːnəstəʊn] N (lit, fig) → piedra f angular

cornerstone

[ˈkɔːrrstəʊn] n
(= foundation, basic part) → pierre f angulaire
(ARCHITECTURE)pierre f angulairecorner store n (US)magasin m du coin

cornerstone

[ˈkɔːnəˌstəʊn] n (also) (fig) → pietra angolare
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