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warp and woof


the basis on which something is grounded


relation noun (relations between people, things, and ideas)


warp and woofs

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Princeton WordNet


footing | grass roots



Definition references  (+images)


Weft | woof | fill | filling yarn

the term for the thread or yarn which is drawn through the warp yarns to create cloth. Warp is the lengthwise or longitudinal thread in a roll, while weft is the transverse thread. A single thread of the weft, crossing the warp, is called a pick. Terms... (47 of 595 words, 2 images)



warp and woof | foundation [synonym] | base [synonym] | basis [synonym] | bedrock [synonym] | bottom [synonym] | cornerstone [synonym] | footing [synonym] | ground [synonym] | ...

"foundation", "base" (2 of 114 words, 2 usage examples)

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warp and woof | warp and weft [synonym, sense-specific]

The threads in a woven fabric, comprised of the warp (threads running lengthwise) and woof (threads running crosswise) to create a the texture of the fabric. | The fundamental structure of any process or system. (34 of 90 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

warp and woof

The underlying structure on which something is built; a base or foundation (12 of 31 words)


Collins Dictionary:

foundation | foundation cream | on the foundation [sense-specific] | foundation garment [sense-specific] | basis [synonym, sense-specific] | foundational [adjective, derived]

that on which something is founded; basis | [often plural] a construction below the ground that distributes the load of a building, wall, etc | the ... (24 of 626 words, 11 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


institution through which private wealth is contributed and distributed for public purpose. Foundations have existed since Greek and Roman times, when ... (21 of 456 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

foundation | foundations [plural] | shake/rock the foundations of something | be without foundation

[countable, often plural] the part of a structure of a building that is below the ground and supports the rest of it | [countable] the most basic part ... (27 of 222 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

foundation | foundational [derived]

the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level | a cream or powder used as a base to even out facial skin tone before ... (26 of 194 words, 6 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

foundation [construction]

Part of a structural system that supports and anchors the superstructure of a building and transmits its loads directly to the earth. To prevent ... (24 of 166 words)


Random House Dictionary:

foundation | foundation garment [sense-specific]

the basis or groundwork of anything. | the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests. | the lowest division of a building, ... (24 of 143 words, 10 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

foundation | FDN [abbreviation] | foundational [adjective, related]

a founding or being founded; establishment | an organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, ... (20 of 128 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

foundation [entry 1]

when an organization, state, etc. is established | an organization that has been established in order to provide money for a particular group of ... (23 of 78 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/foundation 1

foundation [entry 2] | foundations

the structures below the surface of the ground which support a building (12 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/foundation 2

foundation [entry 3] | be without foundation | have no foundation

("have no foundation") to be untrue (6 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/foundation 3

foundation [entry 4]

a type of make-up which is spread over the skin of the face, usually before other make-up is put on, giving it a better and more even colour and ... (29 of 40 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/foundation 4

Encarta Dictionary:

warp and woof [United States]

the foundation or base of something (6 of 16 words)

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