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Definition 1: the central building block at the top of an arch or vault - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for keystone in the sense of this definition

(keystone is a kind of ...) a block of material used in construction work

(... is a kind of keystone ) the keystone of an arch

(... is part of keystone) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

Definition 2: a central cohesive source of support and stability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where keystone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faith is his anchor
  • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
  • he is the linchpin of this firm

Synonyms for keystone in the sense of this definition

(keystone is a kind of ...) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

"the policy found little public support" "his faith was all the support he needed" "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"

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