Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The buttocks.
  • noun The anus.
  • noun The natural features of a land surface unaltered by humans.
  • noun A foundation, as of a building.
  • noun An underlying theoretical basis or principle.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun lowest support of a structure
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • noun 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").

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  • 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

  • *loves Ogden Nash*

    August 11, 2008

  • May he who steals you then be sent

    A blow upon his fundament

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

    April 13, 2009