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. Lime CEO Brad Bao:

    One of the most painful things for a startup founder is when you get started the company is small, nobody can see the future yet and [ the ] best talent won't join for that reason. Therefore, we had to hire friends, friends can do a bit of accounting, friends can do a little bit of HR. Here's the dilemma : If the company doesn't go well, friends support each other, everyone was cool. If the company goes well, you know you have to let go.

  2. Robert Jeffress:

    They are following the example of their founder Muhammad who slaughtered and beheaded those who opposed him.

  3. Erin Smith:

    Our founder Julie Church back in the 90s discovered an entire beach... was just covered in flip flops, what she saw were not just dead fish that had been trying to eat in their natural habitat, but turtles unable to come up on to land and actually hatch.

  4. Mark Esper:

    This is a devastating blow. This is not just their leader, it's their founder. He was an inspirational leader in many ways. He formed ISIS in 2014, he led to establishing the physical caliphate throughout the region, so this is a major blow to them.

  5. Paul Simon:

    They were completely disingenuous about it, first of all, we didn't break any boycott. There was no rule about recording with black South African musicians. In fact, the whole purpose of the boycott was the antithesis of what we did.Simon with the South African musician Joseph Shabalala, founder of the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with whom Simon collaborated on.

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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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