- 2013年7月20日, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, 卷號408, 期號8845:
- Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
- (比喻) 基础平台，根基
- (建筑学) 地基
- 2012年5月20日, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club:
- “Marge Gets A Job” opens with the foundation of the Simpson house tilting perilously to one side, making the family homestead look like the suburban equivalent of the Leaning Tower Of Pisa.
- The foundations of this construction have been laid out.
- The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is the parent organization of the Wiktionary collaborative project.
- (化妆) 粉底