Definitions for founder
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inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
founder, beginner, founding father, fathernoun
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, flopverb
fail utterly; collapse
"The project foundered"
sink below the surface
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"
stumble and nearly fall
"the horses foundered"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from found.
Of famous cities we the founders know;
But rivers, old as seas to which they go,
Are nature’s bounty: ’tis of more renown
To make a river than to build a town. Edmund Waller.
Nor was Prœneste’s founder wanting there,
Whom fame reports the son of Mulciber;
Found in the fire, and foster’d in the plains;
A shepherd and a king at once he reigns. John Dryden, Æn.
The wanting orphans saw with wat’ry eyes
Their founders charity in the dust laid low. Dryden.
This hath been experimentally proved beyond contradiction, by the honourable founder of this lecture in his treatise of the air. Richard Bentley.
And the rude notions of pedantick schools
Blaspheme the sacred founder of our rules. Wentworth Dillon.
When Jove, who saw from high, with just disdain,
The dead inspir’d with vital breath again,
Struck to the center with his flaming dart
Th’ unhappy founder of the godlike art. John Dryden, Æn.
King James I. the founder of the Stuart race, had he not confined all his views to the peace of his own reign, his son had not been involved in such fatal troubles. Joseph Addison, Freehold.
Nor can the skilful herald trace
The founder of thy ancient race. Jonathan Swift.
Founders add a little antimony to their bell-metal, to make it more sonorous; and so pewterers to their pewter, to make it sound more clear like silver. Nehemiah Grew, Musæum.
To cause such a soreness and tenderness in a horse’s foot, that he is unable to set it to the ground.
Etymology: fondre, French.
Phœbus’ steeds are founder’d,
Or night kept chain’d below. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
I have foundered nine score and odd posts; and here, travel-tainted as I am, have, in my pure and immaculate valour, taken Sir John Colevile of the Dale, a most furious knight: but what of that? he saw me and yielded. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Thy stumbling founder’d jade can trot as high
As any other Pegasus can fly;
So the dull eel moves nimbler in the mud,
Than all the swift-finn’d racers of the flood. Dorset.
Brutes find out where their talents lie:
A bear will not attempt to fly;
A founder’d horse will oft debate,
Before he tries a five-barr’d gate. Jonathan Swift.
If you find a gentleman fond of your horse, persuade your master to sell him, because he is vicious, and foundered into the bargain. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Groom.
Men of discretion, whom people in power may with little ceremony load as heavy as they please, drive them through the hardest and deepest roads, without danger of foundering or breaking their backs, and will be sure to find them neither resty nor vicious. Jonathan Swift.
Etymology: from fond, French, the bottom.
New ships, built at those rates, have been ready to founder in the seas with every extraordinary storm. Walter Raleigh, Essays.
In this point
All his tricks founder; and he brings his physick
After his patient’s death. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The fall of portions of cliff, as along the coasts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire, occasioned by land-springs.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A person who casts cannon, etc.
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
You've got to remember that 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 the company can do is go up there and fly with his people.
And now the main founder of the White Helmets has been killed, he was an officer and he had worked his whole life with NATO in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, and Lebanon.
It's possibly the most successful handoff from strength to strength in corporate history, apple Music, frankly, needed a cheerleader and a politician, possibly more than a micromanaging, stressed out founder.
The Foundation's using the art as a way to communicate your personal experience in a way that allows you to be seen, when they share back, The Foundation founder see that connection through the sharing of story, is... creating a shared vision of how we can be together.
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 Blue Origin can do is go up there and fly with his people.
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Translations for founder
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- леяр, основател, провалям се, потапям, потопявам, претърпявам неуспех, окуцявам, препъвам се, учредителBulgarian
- fonedorCatalan, Valencian
- sinken, scheitern, Gründerin, GründerGerman
- ιδρυτής, θεμελιωτής, καταρρέω, βουλιάζω, βυθίζομαι, ναυαγώ, χύτης, γκρεμίζομαι, καταποντίζομαιGreek
- fracasar, hundir, fundador, zozobrarSpanish
- fondatrice, couler, fondeur, fondateur, sombrerFrench
- neach-stèidheachaidhScottish Gaelic
- 建設者, 創設者, 創立者Japanese
- fundātor, creātor, conditorLatin
- GrënnerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- oprichter, zinken, grondlegger, kelderen, stichterDutch
- grunnleggar, grunnleggjarNorwegian Nynorsk
- założyciel, fundatorPolish
- fundador, afundar, afundir, tropeçar, fracassar, falhar, fundidorPortuguese
- întemeietor, fondatorRomanian
- учредитель, найдёныш, учредительница, основатель, плавильщик, литейщик, основательницаRussian
- grundare, kantraSwedish
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