Translation of "foundation" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /faʊnˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us /faʊnˈdeɪ.ʃən/

foundation noun (BEGIN)

C1 [ U ] an occasion when an organization, state, etc. is established

the foundation of a new state 新州的建立

C1 [ C ] an organization that has been created in order to provide money for a particular group of people in need of help or for a particular type of study

the British Heart Foundation 英国心脏健康基金会
the Environmental Research Foundation 环境研究基金会

[ U ] UK the first year of infant school, previously known as reception

a foundation class/teacher 幼儿学校小班课堂/教师
Her youngest child starts (in) foundation in September. 她最小的孩子9月份上幼儿学校小班。

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foundation noun (BUILDING)

foundations [ plural ]

the structures below the surface of the ground that support a building

The foundations will have to be reinforced to prevent the house from sinking further into the ground. 地基必须进行加固以防房屋继续下陷。

foundation noun (UNTRUE)

be without foundation [ U ] also have no foundation

C2 to be untrue

These allegations are completely without foundation. 这些说法完全没有根据。

foundation noun (MAKE-UP)

[ U ] a type of make-up that is spread over the skin of the face, usually before other make-up is put on, giving it a better and more even colour and hiding unwanted marks


(Translation of “foundation” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)