Definitions for founderˈfaʊn dər
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inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
founder, beginner, founding father, father(noun)
a person who founds or establishes some institution
"George Washington is the father of his country"
a worker who makes metal castings
fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(verb)
fail utterly; collapse
"The project foundered"
sink below the surface
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"
stumble and nearly fall
"the horses foundered"
one who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows
one who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types
to become filled with water, and sink, as a ship
to fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse
to fail; to miscarry
to cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him
a lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh
an inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder
Origin: [OF. fondrer to fall in, cf. F. s'effondrer, fr. fond bottom, L. fundus. See Found to establish.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fownd′ėr, v.i. to go to the bottom: to fill with water and sink.—v.t. to cause to sink: to disable by injuring the feet (of a horse).—adj. Found′erous, causing to founder. [O. Fr. fondrer, to fall in, fond, bottom—L. fundus, bottom.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'founder' in Nouns Frequency: #2213
The numerical value of founder in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of founder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
So long as bad moral attitudes remain, all efforts to improve the inner cities will founder.
The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
They are following the example of their founder Muhammad who slaughtered and beheaded those who opposed him.
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Translations for founder
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- потопявам, препъвам се, претърпявам неуспех, провалям се, основател, леяр, потапям, учредител, окуцявамBulgarian
- fonedorCatalan, Valencian
- sinken, Gründerin, scheitern, GründerGerman
- βουλιάζω, ναυαγώ, καταποντίζομαι, γκρεμίζομαι, ιδρυτής, χύτης, βυθίζομαι, θεμελιωτής, καταρρέωGreek
- zozobrar, hundir, fundador, fracasarSpanish
- fondatrice, sombrer, fondateur, fondeur, coulerFrench
- neach-stèidheachaidhScottish Gaelic
- 建設者, 創立者, 創設者Japanese
- conditor, creātor, fundātorLatin
- GrënnerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- 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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