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Cornerstone

Meanings and phrases

cornerstone

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; basis; base; foundation; fundament; groundwork
  2. a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
  3. a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls

cornerstone was laid

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The cornerstone was laid on October 12, 1889.
  • The cornerstone was laid later that year.
  • The cornerstone was laid in 1922.

laid the cornerstone

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lord Kitchener laid the cornerstone on 12 June 1902.
  • Foster laid the cornerstone at a ceremony held on June 2, 1930.
  • On June 11, 1911, Bishop Gallagher laid the cornerstone of the present Sacred Heart Church.
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