Definitions for founderˈfaʊn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laminitis, founder(noun)

    inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

  2. founder, beginner, founding father, father(noun)

    a person who founds or establishes some institution

    "George Washington is the father of his country"

  3. founder(verb)

    a worker who makes metal castings

  4. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(verb)

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

  5. founder(verb)

    sink below the surface

  6. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder(verb)

    break down, literally or metaphorically

    "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

  7. founder(verb)

    stumble and nearly fall

    "the horses foundered"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Founder(noun)

    one who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows

  2. Founder(noun)

    one who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types

  3. Founder(verb)

    to become filled with water, and sink, as a ship

  4. Founder(verb)

    to fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse

  5. Founder(verb)

    to fail; to miscarry

  6. Founder(verb)

    to cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him

  7. Founder(noun)

    a lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh

  8. Founder(noun)

    an inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder

  9. Origin: [OF. fondrer to fall in, cf. F. s'effondrer, fr. fond bottom, L. fundus. See Found to establish.]


  1. Founder

    A founder is a person involved in the creation of an organization. Many times the organization is a business, although sometimes it is a non-profit, or even a religious organization.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'founder' in Nouns Frequency: #2213

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مؤسسArabic
  • потопявам, препъвам се, претърпявам неуспех, провалям се, основател, леяр, потапям, учредител, окуцявамBulgarian
  • প্রতিষ্ঠাতাBengali
  • fonedorCatalan, Valencian
  • zakladatelCzech
  • sinken, Gründerin, scheitern, GründerGerman
  • βουλιάζω, ναυαγώ, καταποντίζομαι, γκρεμίζομαι, ιδρυτής, χύτης, βυθίζομαι, θεμελιωτής, καταρρέωGreek
  • zozobrar, hundir, fundador, fracasarSpanish
  • asutajaEstonian
  • بنیانگذارPersian
  • perustajaFinnish
  • fondatrice, sombrer, fondateur, fondeur, coulerFrench
  • neach-stèidheachaidhScottish Gaelic
  • alapítóHungarian
  • fondatoreItalian
  • 建設者, 創立者, 創設者Japanese
  • نوێنه‌رKurdish
  • conditor, creātor, fundātorLatin
  • GrënnerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • grunnleggerNorwegian
  • stichter, grondlegger, kelderen, oprichter, zinkenDutch
  • grunnleggar, grunnleggjarNorwegian Nynorsk
  • fundator, założycielPolish
  • afundar, tropeçar, fracassar, falhar, fundador, fundidor, afundirPortuguese
  • întemeietor, fondatorRomanian
  • основательница, литейщик, найдёныш, учредитель, учредительница, основатель, плавильщикRussian
  • grundare, kantraSwedish

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