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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ They formed the bedrock of the college's Black Student Society, which regularly invited guest speakers and performers.
▪ They form the bedrock of our economic planet.
▪ Tales of disappointment form the bedrock of Sage's story.
▪ The issue is that these misperceptions form the bedrock of development decisionmaking.
▪ They form the bedrock of the Association's existence.
▪ Facts are the bedrock of any trial.
▪ All of the land swept by the floods was stripped absolutely to bedrock.
▪ In fact, some of the footings had rested on soil, not bedrock.
▪ Some bedrock mineralisation has been found.
▪ The interface between weathered material and unweathered bedrock is known as the weathering front.
▪ They form the bedrock of our economic planet.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also bed-rock, 1850, from bed (n.) + rock (n.). Figurative use by 1869; as an adjective by 1881.


n. 1 (context uncountable geology mining engineering construction English) The solid rock that exists at some depth below the ground surface. Bedrock is rock "in place", as opposed to material that has been transported from another location by weathering and erosion. 2 A basis or foundation.

  1. n. solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil

  2. principles from which other truths can be derived; "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics" [syn: fundamentals, basics, fundamental principle, basic principle]


"BedRock" is the second single by hip hop group Young Money Entertainment from their debut collaboration album We Are Young Money. It is performed by Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz, and features R&B singer Lloyd. It was released as a CD in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2010. "BedRock" is featured as a bonus track on the Japanese and New Zealand editions of Nicki Minaj's debut studio album, Pink Friday.

Bedrock (framework)

Bedrock was a joint effort by Apple Computer and Symantec to produce a cross platform programming framework for writing applications on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows platforms. The project was a failure for a variety of reasons, and after delivering a developer preview version the project was abandoned in late 1993.

Bedrock (The Flintstones)

Bedrock is the fictional prehistoric city which is home to the characters of the animated television series, The Flintstones.

Bedrock (EP)

Bedrock is an EP by The Foetus All-Nude Revue released by Self Immolation/ Some Bizzare in 1987.

Bedrock is Self Immolation #WOMB FAN 13.

Bedrock (album)

Bedrock is a DJ mix album produced by John Digweed. It was released in the United Kingdom on INCredible and in the United States on Ultra Records.

Bedrock (producers)

Bedrock is a British trance and house production duo, featuring John Digweed and Nick Muir. They produced the singles "For What You Dream Of" (1993) (featured in Trainspotting), "Set In Stone" / "Forbidden Zone" (1997), "Heaven Scent" (1999) (featured in the film, Groove) and "Voices" (2000), all of which reached the UK Singles Chart. More recently they have released the "Beautiful Strange EP" (2001), "Emerald" (2002), "Forge" (2003) and "Santiago" (2005).

They have also remixed the work of artists such as Humate, New Order, Way out West, Evolution, Satoshi Tomiie, The Orb and Underworld. In 2003, they composed the soundtrack of the MTV cartoon drama Spider-Man, a miscellaneous program tied in to the 2002 blockbuster film as a promotion.

The song "Beautiful Strange" featured in the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004).

Bedrock (disambiguation)

Bedrock is a type of rock underlying the Earth's surface. It may also refer to:

Usage examples of "bedrock".

Underpinning all of it like the fiscal standard in commercial societies lay a bedrock of depravity and violence where in an egalitarian absolute every man was judged by a single standard and that was his readiness to kill.

He knew better than to try to dig emplacements in the Lower Town, of course, recalling the cofferdams that had been necessary in order to get the walls and foundations down to bedrock.

The next step was to have holes cut into the bedrock with precision drills through which borescope cameras could then be inserted.

Only an enormous sum of money, and a bedrock loyalty to John Tremaine had induced her to chance two jumps just to be able to report back to the director about conditions on Sporeworld.

Just the day before, the United Nations had voted to permanently extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which had been the bedrock of our efforts to contain the proliferation of nuclear weapons for more than twenty-five years.

Below, the analogy was perfected by an inverted tree of rootlike plumbing that spread fractally through the diamondoid bedrock of New Chusan, terminating in the warm water of the South China Sea as numberless capillaries arranged in a belt around the smartcoral reef, several dozen nieters beneath the surface.

Unable to find a secure passage down, hi veered westward, a moving target framed by clear sky, with th shod horses slipping and scrambling over the weather-strippei slabs of worn bedrock.

Thirty paces on, she came to the first of the old shrines, a widening of the trail, where level stretches of scraped bedrock reached out to the sides and the walls of the flanking mountains had been cut sheer.

Ever mon aboot knows that the foundations of the auld tower keep goes clear doon tae bedrock.

Impossibly, they were rising, fast, the bedrock splitting the grassy hide, loosing gouts of dust, rock-shards and smoke.

Whatever hellish weapon had vaporized most of the old capital city had reduced the underlying bedrock, along with some of the more durable sands and building materials, to liquidliquid that had been thrown up in a great splash and had somehow frozen in midleap, leaving a gigantic coronet of jagged stone and glass.

He scrabbled past the old flood silts and found himself cocooned in warm bedrock.

A dozen or more thread-thin waterfalls drifted out from both sides of the notch, issuing from fissures in the bedrock.

This was lunar bedrock, anorthosite, buried beyond even the probings and pulverizing of the great impactors.

  Ought I to take it upon myself to alter the whole emphasis of our Faith and point out another false belief we had previously held so dear, another area of shifting sand we had before thought immovable bedrock?