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Definition of "fundament" [fun•da•ment]

  • 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: "All neighbor states ... must revise ... their policy fundaments” ( C.L. Sulzberger). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fundament" in a sentence
  • "If they are actually altering the reading based on some "factor" they pulled out of their fundament, that is another problem."
  • "God only knows what a "fundament" is, but apparently it does a lot of different things."
  • "There's some heavyhanded sexual humor as well, including a missionary whose naked "fundament" suffers the indignity of a tattoo and a young lady who falls into Macklyn's lap much to his obvious pleasure."