Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The buttocks.
  • n. The anus.
  • n. The natural features of a land surface unaltered by humans.
  • n. A foundation, as of a building.
  • n. An underlying theoretical basis or principle: "All neighbor states ... must revise ... their policy fundaments” ( C.L. Sulzberger).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Foundation.
  • n. The bottom; the buttocks or anus.
  • n. The underlying basis or principle for a theoretical or mathematical system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Foundation.
  • n. The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks; specifically (Anat.), the anus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Foundation; foundment.
  • n. The anus; the vent; the perineal region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lowest support of a structure
  • n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • n. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English foundement, from Old French fondement, from Latin fundāmentum, from fundāre, to lay the foundation, from fundus, bottom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English, from Old French fundement, fondement, from Latin fundamentum ("foundation"), from fundō ("I lay the bottom, I found").

Examples

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  • May he who steals you then be sent

    A blow upon his fundament

    A warning for bookthieves, 13th c., source unknown

    April 13, 2009

  • *loves Ogden Nash*

    August 11, 2008

  • I test my bath before I sit

    And am always moved to wonderment

    That what chills the finger not a bit

    Is so frigid upon the fundament.

    August 10, 2008