Foundress Found"ress, n. A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with a fund. [1913 Webster]

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  • foundress — /fown dris/, n. a woman who establishes something, as an institution or religious order; founder. [1400 50; late ME founderesse; see FOUNDER1, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

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  • foundress — found·ress || faÊŠndrɪs n. woman involved in founding or establishing something found·er || faÊŠndÉ™(r) n. establisher; originator; person who founds (institution, settlement, etc.); one who casts, one who molds; one who establishes a channel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foundress — found·ress …   English syllables

  • foundress — noun a woman founder • Hypernyms: ↑founder, ↑beginner, ↑founding father, ↑father …   Useful english dictionary

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