founder

  • 1Founder — may refer to: * Founder (noun) With respect to a settlement, organization, company or enterprise, the person who started or founded (as if forging steel) it. * Founder (noun) A metalworker operating a foundry. * Foundering (verb) – Sinking, used… …

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  • 2founder — Ⅰ. founder [1] ► NOUN ▪ a person who founds an institution or settlement. Ⅱ. founder [2] ► NOUN ▪ the owner or operator of a foundry. Ⅲ. founder [3] …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3Founder — Found er, n. [From {Found} to cast.] One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types. [1913 Webster] {Fonder s dust}. Same as {Facing}, 4. {Founder s sand}, a kind of sand… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4founder — found·er n: one that founds or establishes: as a: one that establishes a foundation b: founding father Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5Founder — Found er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Foundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foundering}.] [OF. fondrer to fall in, cf. F. s effondrer, fr. fond bottom, L. fundus. See {Found} to establish.] 1. (Naut.) To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Founder — Found er, n. (Far.) (a) A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh. (b) An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See {Chest ffounder}. James White. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7founder — [n] person who establishes an institution architect, author, beginner, benefactor, builder, constructor, creator, designer, establisher, forebearer, framer, generator, initiator, institutor, inventor, maker, organizer, originator, patron, planner …

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  • 8founder — founder1 [foun′dər] vi. [ME foundren < OFr fondrer, to fall in, sink < fond, bottom < L fundus, bottom: see FOUND2] 1. to stumble, fall, or go lame 2. to become stuck as in soft ground; bog down 3. to fill with water, as during a storm,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9Founder — Found er, v. t. To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10Founder — Found er, n. [Cf. OF. fondeor, F. fondateur, L. fundator.] One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11founder — ▪ I. founder found‧er 1 [ˈfaʊndə ǁ ər] noun [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a person who starts a new company or organization: • The company s founder and chairman, Charles Munch, has resigned.   [m0] ▪ II. founder founder 2 verb [intransitive] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12founder — flounder, founder These two words are easily confused because their form and meanings are both close. The physical meaning of flounder is ‘to struggle in mud or while wading’ and hence ‘to stumble or move clumsily’, and from these meanings… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13founder — found|er1 [ˈfaundə US ər] n someone who establishes a business, organization, school etc founder 2 founder2 v [i]formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: fondrer, from Latin fundus bottom ] 1.) to fail after a period of time because… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14founder — I UK [ˈfaʊndə(r)] / US [ˈfaʊndər] noun [countable] Word forms founder : singular founder plural founders * someone who starts a school, organization, business, or community one of the original founders of the Communist party in Britain II UK… …

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  • 15founder — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ original ▪ company FOUNDER + NOUN ▪ member (BrE) (founding member in AmE) ▪ a founder member of the …

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  • 16founder — {{11}}founder (n.1) one who establishes, one who sets up or institutes something, mid 14c., from Anglo Fr. fundur, O.Fr. fondeor, from L. fundator, agent noun from fundare (see FOUND (Cf. found) (1)). {{12}}founder (n.2) one who casts metal,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17founder — [13] Etymologically, founder means ‘sink to the bottom’. Its history can be traced back to Latin fundus ‘bottom’ (source also of English found ‘establish’, fund, and fundamental), which formed the basis of a Vulgar Latin verb *fundorāre. This… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18founder —  , flounder  Founder means to sink, break down, or fail; flounder means only to struggle. A drowning person flounders; ships founder …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 19founder — founder1 noun a person who founds an institution or settlement. Derivatives foundress noun founder2 noun the owner or operator of a foundry. Origin ME: prob. from OFr. fondeur, from fondre (see found3). founder3 verb 1》 (of a ship) fill with wate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20founder — re·founder; founder; …

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