from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A foundation; a basis. See Synonyms at base1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The foundation; the basic or fundamental parts that support or allow for the rest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which forms the foundation of something; the foundation or basis; the fundamental part, principle, or motive: used of both material and immaterial things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lowest support of a structure
- n. preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation
- n. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
Yes, it needs a bit of time to work out the kinks but I think the groundwork is there for an interesting show that is completely different from Grey's.
No doubt that groundwork is being laid for this year and, God forbid, in the event of an Obama re-election. spainishirish
The bilateral meeting between the leaders took place at a summit in Chile where the groundwork is being laid for next week's crunch G20 meeting in London.
Although some questions have yet to be answered, enough groundwork is laid out to postpone any frustration that comes with not knowing.
In a sense, this involves laying a certain groundwork that helps him deal with a variety of difficulties when they arise.
But maybe, let's turn a glance at our own American history with a renewed respect for those marvelous losers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gene Debs, William Jennings Bryan and Upton Sinclair, whose failed campaigns lay long-term groundwork for progressive victories.
•Outlook: The groundwork is in place for a playoff team.
This does not mean that genuine fascism has arrived as a real political force in America; but it does mean the groundwork is being created for just such a nightmare, by irresponsible politicians tapping into terrible forces beyond their ability to control.
With the help of several fellow researchers and friends, from further materials supplied by the former POWs and their families, and from travels and further study this past year, the groundwork is pretty well complete.
The retarding influence, which in former times was continuously exercised not only by incorrect opinions that had become firmly established but also by insufficient experimental groundwork, is plainly observable, and this explains the fact that during the seventeenth century the solution of the problem was not, and could not, be arrived at by such scientists as Boyle, Mayow, and Hales; it was only obtained
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