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English Dictionary: fundament by the DICT Development Group
2 results for fundament
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
    Synonym(s): basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone
  2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    Synonym(s): buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
  3. lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
    Synonym(s): foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fundament \Fun"da*ment\, n. [OE. fundament, fundement,
      fondement, OF. fundement, fondement, F. fondement, fr. L.
      fundamentum foundation, fr. fundare to lay the bottom, to
      found, fr. fundus bottom. See {Fund}.]
      1. Foundation. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
      2. The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks;
            specifically (Anat.), the anus. --Hume.
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