Translation of cornerstone in Spanish:


piedra angular, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɔrnərˌstoʊn/ /ˈkɔːnəstəʊn/

See Spanish definition of pilar


  • 1

    piedra angular feminine
    clave de bóveda feminine
    • These are cornerstones, flint stones, millstones, limestone, and milestones.
    • A stone is also symbolic of eternity, like the cornerstone of a building, placed to last for all time.
    • Usually, I touch the cornerstones on the buildings, but Aunt Issa had said men would know I am a child from my hands and such a childish move.
    • ‘Paul Kariya is like the cornerstone of a building; you build around him,’ Gauthier says.
    • Only the cornerstone of the building had been laid when the engraving was made.
    • The recent case where a cornerstone of Taipei's old city wall was cut and used for a public art project has sparked debate among artists and cultural experts.
    • This is the cornerstone that must be laid carefully or the building will fall under the slightest duress.
    • For instance a corner of the mansion may have thirteen cornerstones going up its spine, and the level of the front door is three cornerstones above ground level.
    • Much like modern buildings, the pyramid's cornerstones have balls and sockets built into them.
    • If the cornerstone is not laid properly, a building will not stand properly.
    • The cornerstone is so important that often it is inscribed and laid in an official ceremony that marks the beginning of a building's construction.
  • 2

    pilar masculine
    piedra angular feminine
    clave de bóveda feminine
    the cornerstone of the reforms/policy/constitution la piedra angular / la clave de bóveda de las reformas/la política/la constitución
    • Yoga will continue to remain an important cornerstone, but I really need to make more time for weight training.
    • Despite their adolescence, it is on these countries that the United States depends as a cornerstone of its energy policy.
    • Wong's structure will not provide shade but a vision that represents three important cornerstones of our university community: students, businesses and faculty.
    • Few would deny that education is one of the most important cornerstones of all human societies.
    • I've been thinking about this some more, and I've come to the conclusion that these four qualities are also the cornerstone of all good web sites.
    • He said food safety was not negotiable and producers could simply not afford to compromise on hygiene, the cornerstone of quality.
    • Our system of GPs is a cornerstone of quality health care.
    • All of these factors are important, but the cornerstone of any preservation system is the ability to say no to demolition.
    • Italy's membership of NATO will remain the cornerstone of the country's security and defence policy.
    • First, you left out one of the most important cornerstones of most any combat engagement we've had for the last 30 years.
    • This ritual educated me in some of the most important cornerstones of life: family, friends, and firewater.
    • In patients with diastolic dysfunction, the cornerstones of treatment depend on the underlying cause.
    • Pride, dedication, and quality are the three cornerstones on which the company operates.
    • In building the structures and resources for nursing research, the development of a scientific community for nurse researchers is an important cornerstone.
    • ‘Majority rule’ is an important cornerstone of democracy.
    • Offering courses accessible to students around the state is in fact an important cornerstone of the North Dakota University System.
    • Achieving these goals is an important cornerstone for the city to transform itself into a viable and vibrant city, a city in which its citizens will live with pride.
    • Written goals and ongoing evaluation serve as the cornerstone of another important facet: documentation.
    • Family-owned businesses will continue to be an important cornerstone of the American business landscape.
    • Almost half a century since Feynman's discoveries, they remain cornerstones of theoretical physics.