What does founder mean?

Definitions for founder
ˈfaʊn dərfounder

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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

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

  2. Founder(noun)

    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. Founder(verb)

    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. Founder(verb)

    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. Founder(verb)

    to fail; to miscarry

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

  6. Founder(verb)

    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. Founder(noun)

    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. Founder(noun)

    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. Frederick W. Faber:

    The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.

  2. Parker Conrad:

    We never had enough money—or we were always too cheap—to hire any kind of administrative staff, so [my co-founder] and I were always the ones dealing with sending out offer letters, setting people up on payroll or signing them up for health insurance. It was a couple of hours per month that I deeply resented, i would stop off at Kinko’s on my way home to fax in their insurance applications, because that was the only way to get things in to the insurance company. I remember every time thinking, ‘This is ridiculous. I can’t believe they don’t have systems for this.’.

  3. James Cakmak:

    Jack Dorsey is the right guy for the job, given Jack Dorsey product background and founder status. The only question is, is this the right time for a dual CEO role ?

  4. Frank Lyko:

    We could detect only a few hundred variants in a genome that is larger than the human genome. That is an incredibly small number, if we had more than one animal as a founder, we would have greater genetic differences.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I still remember two life-sized marble statues of two great scientists in the corridor of Manchester Town Hall, which I saw many years ago. One of them is of John Dalton, the founder of modern Chemistry and the Atomic Theory, while the second statue is of James Prescott Joule, the founder of modern Physics and the discoverer of the Law of Conservation of Energy. I consider myself very fortunate to be the student of the University of Manchester, the home of great scientists, Dalton and Joule. And most importantly, I am proud to be the recipient of Dalton Chemical Research Scholarship that enabled me to obtain my Ph.D. I am thankful to The University of Manchester as much as to John Dalton's Trust Foundation, for the greatest educational experience of my life.

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Translations for founder

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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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