cornerstone

 Foundation; indispensable part.
 ► “Optimism concerning small stocks rests on 2 cornerstones: Small stocks look cheap, and their potential to generate outstanding earnings in the face of an interest rate cut and renewed economic growth is great.” (Fortune, Sept. 18, 1995, p. 237)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • cornerstone — ► NOUN 1) a stone that forms the base of a corner of a building, joining two walls. 2) a vital part or basis: sugar was the cornerstone of the economy …   English terms dictionary

  • cornerstone — I noun backbone, base, body, cardinal point, core, corpus, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, exigency, foundation, frame of reference, fundamental, gravamen, groundwork, heart, highlight, key, keynote, keystone,… …   Law dictionary

  • cornerstone — late 13c., from CORNER (Cf. corner) + STONE (Cf. stone). The figurative use is from early 14c. I endorse without reserve the much abused sentiment of Governor M Duffie, that Slavery is the corner stone of our republican edifice; while I repudiate …   Etymology dictionary

  • cornerstone — [n] vital element anchor, base, essential, foundation, key element, keystone, linchpin, main ingredient, mainspring, mainstay, pillar; concepts 442,826 …   New thesaurus

  • cornerstone — [kôr′nərstōn΄] n. [ME] 1. a stone that forms part of the corner of a building; esp., a foundation stone of this kind, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony that marks the beginning of building 2. the basic, essential, or most important part;… …   English World dictionary

  • Cornerstone — For other uses, see Cornerstone (disambiguation). Foundation stone redirects here. For the religious site, see Foundation Stone. Dedication stone redirects here. For the Aztec artifact, see Dedication Stone. A cornerstone with bronze relief… …   Wikipedia

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  • cornerstone — UK [ˈkɔː(r)nə(r)ˌstəʊn] / US [ˈkɔrnərˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms cornerstone : singular cornerstone plural cornerstones 1) the basic part of something, on which everything depends cornerstone of: Trust is the cornerstone of their marriage …   English dictionary

  • cornerstone — A large stone placed in the foundation at the main corner of a new building; it might form part of the end wall and part of a side wall, and so it would hold them together. Hence Eph. 2:20. The occurrences in the OT and NT of the word are mostly… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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