Founder meaning

foundər
To founder is defined as to fall or fail.

An example of founder is to fall down when drunk.

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The definition of a founder is the person who discovers or establishes something.

An example of a founder is the person who creates a business.

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Founder means when a ship fills with water and sinks.

An example of founder is when a ship sinks in a storm.

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To be afflicted with laminitis. Used of horses.
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A founder is defined as a person who creates things in metal or glass.

An example of a founder is a glass blower.

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To sink below the surface of the water.

The ship struck a reef and foundered.

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To fail utterly; collapse.

A marriage that soon foundered.

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To stumble, especially to stumble and go lame. Used of horses.
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To cause to founder.
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One who establishes something or formulates the basis for something.

The founder of a university.

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To stumble, fall, or go lame.
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To become stuck as in soft ground; bog down.
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To fill with water, as during a storm, and sink.
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To become sick from overeating.
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To break down; fail.
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To cause to founder.
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A person who founds, or establishes.
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A person who founds, or casts, metals, glass, etc.
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To stumble, especially to stumble and go lame. Used of horses.
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To become ill from overeating. Used of livestock.
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To be afflicted with laminitis. Used of horses.
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One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows.
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(genetics) Someone for whose parents one has no data.
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The iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
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One who casts metals in various forms; a caster.

A founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or printing types.

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(intransitive) Of a ship, to fill with water and sink.
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(intransitive) To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
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To disable or lame (a horse) by causing internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs.
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(intransitive) To fail; to miscarry.
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To cave in; sink.

The platform swayed and then foundered.

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To become ill from overeating. Used of livestock.
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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 fondrer (“send to the bottom”), from Latin fundus (“bottom”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle French fondeur, from Latin fundo (“pour, melt, cast”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French fondeur, from Latin fundātor.

    From Wiktionary