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ˈfaʊn dərFounder

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laminitis, foundernoun

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

  2. founder, beginner, founding father, fathernoun

    a person who founds or establishes some institution

    "George Washington is the father of his country"

  3. founderverb

    a worker who makes metal castings

  4. fall through, fall flat, founder, flopverb

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

  5. founderverb

    sink below the surface

  6. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderverb

    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. founderverb

    stumble and nearly fall

    "the horses foundered"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foundernoun

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

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

  2. Foundernoun

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

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

  3. Founderverb

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

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

  4. Founderverb

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

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

  5. Founderverb

    to fail; to miscarry

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

  6. Founderverb

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

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

  7. Foundernoun

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

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

  8. Foundernoun

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Founder

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. founder

    The fall of portions of cliff, as along the coasts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire, occasioned by land-springs.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. founder

    A person who casts cannon, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Founder in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Founder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Founder in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Letwin:

    So long as bad moral attitudes remain, all efforts to improve the inner cities will founder.

  2. Josh Reeves:

    I’ve been called the values founder in the past, that’s what it’s all about.

  3. Matter NYC founder Joseph Imperatrice:

    In my 16 year career as an officer Founder of BLUE LIVES MATTER-NYC, I have never seen nor imagined we would be living in a time where criminals are justified for their actions and officers are continuously bashed and blamed. Defunding the police, knee jerk reactions to passing bills such as Bail Reform, The Diaphragm Bill, and the ending of Qualified immunity are sending a direct message to criminals that they can basically do whatever they want and they will get away with it.

  4. Richard Branson:

    You've got to remember Virgin Galactic has people on every spaceflight... The fact that I'm willing to fly with those people shows confidence, i think the least the founder of Virgin Galactic can do is go up there and fly with his people.

  5. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow:

    Mary's Meals is a series of lots of little acts of love. If you put all those acts of sacrifice together, it creates a beautiful thing - Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary's Meals Founder and CEO

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  • مؤسسArabic
  • потопявам, препъвам се, претърпявам неуспех, провалям се, основател, леяр, потапям, учредител, окуцявамBulgarian
  • প্রতিষ্ঠাতাBengali
  • fonedorCatalan, Valencian
  • zakladatelCzech
  • grundlæggerDanish
  • sinken, Gründerin, scheitern, GründerGerman
  • βουλιάζω, ναυαγώ, καταποντίζομαι, γκρεμίζομαι, ιδρυτής, χύτης, βυθίζομαι, θεμελιωτής, καταρρέωGreek
  • fondintoEsperanto
  • 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
  • grunnleggerenNorwegian
  • fundator, założycielPolish
  • afundar, tropeçar, fracassar, falhar, fundador, fundidor, afundirPortuguese
  • întemeietor, fondatorRomanian
  • основательница, литейщик, найдёныш, учредитель, учредительница, основатель, плавильщикRussian
  • grundare, kantraSwedish
  • 創辦人Chinese

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