An example of founder is to fall down when drunk.
An example of a founder is the person who creates a business.
An example of founder is when a ship sinks in a storm.
An example of a founder is a glass blower.
The ship struck a reef and foundered.
A marriage that soon foundered.
The founder of a university.
A founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or printing types.
The platform swayed and then foundered.
Origin of founder
- Middle English foundren to sink to the ground from Old French fondrer from Vulgar Latin funderāre from fundus *funder- bottom from Latin fundus fund-
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French fondeur, from Latin fundo (“pour, melt, cast”)
- From Old French fondeur, from Latin fundātor.