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The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of 'national security.'
Bob Barr

Meaning of "cornerstone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CORNERSTONE

cornerstone  [ˈkɔːnəˌstəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CORNERSTONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cornerstone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CORNERSTONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cornerstone

Cornerstone

The cornerstone concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. Over time a cornerstone became a ceremonial masonry stone, or replica, set in a prominent location on the outside of a building, with an inscription on the stone indicating the construction dates of the building and the names of architect, builder and other significant individuals. The rite of laying a cornerstone is an important cultural component of eastern architecture and metaphorically in sacred architecture generally. The origins of this tradition are vague but its presence in Judeo-Christian countries can be associated with at least six quotations from the Old Testament and also six citations in the New Testament and Isaiah 28:16quoted by the writer of the Book of 1st Peter in chapter 2, verse 6 1 Peter. The writer of the Book of Ephesians makes clear that Jesus is the cornerstone, of a faith rather than a building, referred to in the New Testament Ephesians 2:20.

Definition of cornerstone in the English dictionary

The first definition of cornerstone in the dictionary is a stone at the corner of a wall, uniting two intersecting walls; quoin. Other definition of cornerstone is a stone placed at the corner of a building during a ceremony to mark the start of construction. Cornerstone is also a person or thing of prime importance; basis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CORNERSTONE


adderstone
ˈædəˌstəʊn
birthstone
ˈbɜːθˌstəʊn
Blackstone
ˈblækˌstəʊn
cobblestone
ˈkɒbəlˌstəʊn
dolostone
ˈdɒləˌstəʊn
firestone
ˈfaɪəˌstəʊn
gemstone
ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn
hammerstone
ˈhæməˌstəʊn
hearthstone
ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn
keystone
ˈkiːˌstəʊn
limestone
ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn
merestone
ˈmɪəˌstəʊn
milestone
ˈmaɪlˌstəʊn
moonstone
ˈmuːnˌstəʊn
rhinestone
ˈraɪnˌstəʊn
sandstone
ˈsændˌstəʊn
thunderstone
ˈθʌndəˌstəʊn
tombstone
ˈtuːmˌstəʊn
touchstone
ˈtʌtʃˌstəʊn
Yellowstone
ˈjɛləʊˌstəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CORNERSTONE

cornemuse
corneous
corner
corner flag
corner house
corner kick
corner shop
corner store
cornerback
cornering
cornerman
cornerways
cornerwise
cornet
cornetcies
cornetcy
cornetist
cornett
cornettino
cornettist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CORNERSTONE

bluestone
brownstone
capstone
dry-stone
Ecclestone
Folkestone
Gladstone
gravestone
headstone
histone
kill two birds with one stone
Livingstone
lodestone
Maidstone
rolling stone
Rosetta stone
standing stone
stepping stone
stone
tone
whetstone

Synonyms and antonyms of cornerstone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CORNERSTONE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cornerstone» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cornerstone

Translation of «cornerstone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CORNERSTONE

Find out the translation of cornerstone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cornerstone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cornerstone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

基石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piedra angular
570 millions of speakers

English

cornerstone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आधारशिला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حجر الزاوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

краеугольным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

base
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pierre angulaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Batu asas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grundstein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

基礎
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주춧돌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cornerstone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tảng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மைல்கல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोनस्टोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

köşetaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pietra angolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

węgielnym
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наріжним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piatra de temelie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακρογωνιαίο λίθο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoeksteen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hörnsten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hjørnestein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cornerstone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CORNERSTONE»

The term «cornerstone» is very widely used and occupies the 21.111 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CORNERSTONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cornerstone

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10 QUOTES WITH «CORNERSTONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cornerstone.
1
John R. Allen
Protecting Afghan civilians is the cornerstone of our mission.
2
Mary Kay Ash
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
3
Bob Barr
The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of 'national security.'
4
Joseph P. Bradley
As marriage and the family institution constitute the foundation and chief cornerstone of civil society, it is of the greatest moment that the marriage-tie should never be dissolved save for the most urgent reason. I cannot assent, however, to the doctrine that it should never be dissolved at all.
5
Steve Chabot
Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.
6
Michael Chiklis
Prior to 'The Shield,' basic cable was just a wasteland of reruns and NASCAR. When we came along, I think there was a collective, 'Hey, if they can do that, why can't we?' from the basic-cable networks of the world. We ended up being the cornerstone for a network, and a great one.
7
Quentin Crisp
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
8
Monica Crowley
Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state. It is the crown jewel of the welfare state.
9
Wayne Dyer
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
10
Milos Forman
I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press - that's the cornerstone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CORNERSTONE»

Discover the use of cornerstone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cornerstone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cornerstone: Classroom Management that Makes Teaching ...
Using classroom photographs, forms, and dialogue examples, "The Cornerstone" shows how to design instructional routines that facilitate learning.
Angela Powell, 2009
2
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature
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William James, 2008
3
Cornerstone
Spring 2003 CENTER FOR THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN ORNERSTONE umv d M10H. Women of Color Task Force juh 1 7 2003 Finds New Home at CEW stacks r s if o Honor Roll Thanking Donors Past and Current Intel Career loration  ...
4
Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern ...
This book tells the little known story of Dacia, the powerful and rich land that became Transylvania and Romania.
Ion Grumeza, 2009
5
Cornerstone: Rosewood
The story follows a young man that has lost his father through a violent death. And he swears to seeks out the truth, and get revenge! The story is filled with deception from family friends and foe.
Lakeith Woods, 2013
6
Cornerstone: Building on Your Best
Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Second Edition, is a program geared toward empowering students to make responsible choices in college and in life.
Rhonda J. Montgomery, Patricia G. Moody, Robert M. Sherfield, 2000
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e-Study Guide for: American Jail: Cornerstone of Modern ...
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, 2012
8
Cornerstone Ranch
Lew and Meg Wilson establish Cornerstone Ranch while southeast Arizona is still part of Spain.
Floyd Pierce, 2010
9
The Cornerstone of Development: Integrating Environmental, ...
The. setting. The truth is that all-out economic growth can no longer be viewed as the ideal way of reconciling material progress with equity, respect for the human condition and respect for the natural assets that we have a duty to hand on in ...
Jamie Schnurr, Susan Holtz, 1998
10
Japan - U. S. Security Alliance for the 21st Century: ...
Contains articles which present different facets of the security relationship between Japan and the U.S., including writings on President Clinton's visit to Japan, the Japan-U.S. Joint Declaration on Security, and the problem of Okinawa, ...
Hitoshi Tanaka, Hitoshi Tanaka Hisayoshi Ina Yukio Okamoto, Hisayoshi Ina, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CORNERSTONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cornerstone is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cornerstone Total Return Fund Inc Announces $0.33 Monthly …
Cornerstone Total Return Fund logo Cornerstone Total Return Fund (NYSEMKT:CRF) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, May 18th, ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
2
Cornerstone Charter Schools hosting job fair Friday
Cornerstone Charter Schools is hosting a job fair for qualified and certified teachers on Friday, July 10th. The charter school is looking for highly ... «WDIV Detroit, Jul 15»
3
Cowboys' Original Cornerstone Buck Buchanan Was As Good As It …
You might not recognize the name and you probably haven't seen him in any highlights, but the Cowboys lost one of their original greats over ... «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Jul 15»
4
Zacks Rating on Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
As much as 11 analysts have advised buy on Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD) with an average broker rating of 1.73. Experts at ... «News Watch International, Jul 15»
5
Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund (CFP) Declares Monthly …
Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund logo Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund (NYSE:CFP) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, ... «sleekmoney, Jul 15»
6
Central class partners with Cornerstone Pie for fundraiser
Cornerstone Pie in downtown Ellensburg and Central Washington University students recently teamed up to make the second annual Choose ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
7
Pamera Cornerstone is now Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
Pamera Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers GmbH is now trading as Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers GmbH. The change of name was part of the agreement ... «Property Magazine International, Jul 15»
8
Gordon receives Community Cornerstone Award
CornerBank has announced that Ruth Gordon is the July Community Cornerstone Award recipient in Winfield. In recognition of her ... «Winfield Daily Courier Online, Jul 15»
9
Despite tensions, city lets police-community meetings dwindle
That cornerstone consists of meetings that bring together residents and cops in neighborhoods across the city. The meetings, designed to take ... «WBEZ, Jul 15»
10
Tough week for Cornerstone Legion as area tournies near
The Albion Seniors posted the lone Cornerstone win of the week, bouncing ... The Albion Cornerstone Juniors also had a tough week, dropping ... «Albionnewsonline, Jul 15»

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