Founded
Found Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st {Bottom}, and cf. {Founder}, v. i., {Fund}.] 1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly. [1913 Webster]

I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A man that all his time Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt. vii. 25. [1913 Webster]

2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family. [1913 Webster]

There they shall found Their government, and their great senate choose. --Milton.

Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See {Predicate}. [1913 Webster]


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