cornerstone
noun Date: 13th century 1. a stone forming a part of a corner or angle in a wall; specifically such a stone laid at a formal ceremony 2. a basic element ; foundation <
a cornerstone of foreign policy
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  • cornerstone — ► NOUN 1) a stone that forms the base of a corner of a building, joining two walls. 2) a vital part or basis: sugar was the cornerstone of the economy …   English terms dictionary

  • cornerstone — I noun backbone, base, body, cardinal point, core, corpus, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, exigency, foundation, frame of reference, fundamental, gravamen, groundwork, heart, highlight, key, keynote, keystone,… …   Law dictionary

  • cornerstone — late 13c., from CORNER (Cf. corner) + STONE (Cf. stone). The figurative use is from early 14c. I endorse without reserve the much abused sentiment of Governor M Duffie, that Slavery is the corner stone of our republican edifice; while I repudiate …   Etymology dictionary

  • cornerstone — [n] vital element anchor, base, essential, foundation, key element, keystone, linchpin, main ingredient, mainspring, mainstay, pillar; concepts 442,826 …   New thesaurus

  • cornerstone — [kôr′nərstōn΄] n. [ME] 1. a stone that forms part of the corner of a building; esp., a foundation stone of this kind, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony that marks the beginning of building 2. the basic, essential, or most important part;… …   English World dictionary

  • Cornerstone — For other uses, see Cornerstone (disambiguation). Foundation stone redirects here. For the religious site, see Foundation Stone. Dedication stone redirects here. For the Aztec artifact, see Dedication Stone. A cornerstone with bronze relief… …   Wikipedia

  • cornerstone — /kawr neuhr stohn /, 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, usually carved with the date and laid with appropriate ceremonies. 3 …   Universalium

  • cornerstone — UK [ˈkɔː(r)nə(r)ˌstəʊn] / US [ˈkɔrnərˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms cornerstone : singular cornerstone plural cornerstones 1) the basic part of something, on which everything depends cornerstone of: Trust is the cornerstone of their marriage …   English dictionary

  • cornerstone — A large stone placed in the foundation at the main corner of a new building; it might form part of the end wall and part of a side wall, and so it would hold them together. Hence Eph. 2:20. The occurrences in the OT and NT of the word are mostly… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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