What does founder mean?

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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. Dave Marver:

    The sound of the game is going to change, it means that players are going to be better protected. Dr. Sam Browd, a pediatric neurosurgeon and co-founder of VICIS, said no helmet will fully eliminate concussions from football. But Sam Browd said the Zero1 should prove very effective in reducing them. Sam Browd teamed up with Dave Marver and VICIS ’ chief technology officer, Per Reinhall, to create the Zero1 because he had treated many teenagers who had to quit football because of repetitive head injuries. AWAIR SMART MONITORING DEVICE HELPS IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY This was sad.

  3. Devon Broglie:

    ( iStock) MODERATE DRINKERS STILL AT HIGHER RISK FOR CANCER, EARLY DEATH, ALCOHOL STUDY CLAIMS This decision was reportedly at least partially inspired by a story recently shared by Tahiirah Habibi, the founder of Hue Society, which works to bring diversity to wine culture. Shediscussed her experience taking a two-day exam to become part of the Court of Master Sommeliers with the newspaper. Habibi said she was told to address the instructors as master, which made her uncomfortable due to the historical weight of the title. While she passed the first round, she did not return for the remainder. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP According to The New York Times, Devon Broglie, the chairman of the courts board of directors, said that The Court of Master Sommeliers was learning the ways in which our words might create an unwelcoming environment for our students and candidates. In this instance, it was hearing the story of Tahiirah Habibi that brought so clearly and deeply into focus how hurtful our words can be, however unintentional.

  4. Another Israeli customer:

    It was a little ordinary. (Founder) Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld had strong personalities, that's what this brand needs.

  5. Tribal Tools ' musical advisor:

    The idea with our founder and CEO was to really change the game a little bit. Instead of controlling sound with turning a knob or a fader, really to move with it and give the audience something they can see and feel.

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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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