a manned space station is needed to lay the groundwork for a colony on the moon
basis: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
foundation: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation; "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"
The foundation; the basic or fundamental parts that support or allow for the rest
(Groundworks) preparation of the ground for laying a concrete slab (compacting / membrane / insulation)
Working a horse on the ground (not over fences)
A charity supporting regeneration through practical environmental work in deprived areas.
The base on which a decorative veneer is glued.
Groundwork Tameside is an organisation sponsored by central and local government, which works with local communities to bring about environmental improvements.
Batters used in roofing and siding as a base over which slate, tiles, and shingles are applied.
Work done between horse and trainer before the rider ever attempts to mount the horse. It is meant to teach the horse boundaries, good ground manners, how to open up it's feet and how to respect you as the head horse in the herd.
Lead rope, lunge-line and long line training taught before you actually saddle and get on a horse for the first time. Utilized thereafter for additional training and exercise.