founder

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[foun┬Ěder]

The person who creates an organization or a company is known as the founder. Founder is also a verb meaning "fail miserably," which is something a company's founder hopes the company will never do.

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One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.

Noun
a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"

Noun
a worker who makes metal castings

Noun
inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

Verb
stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"

Verb
break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

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Verb
sink below the surface

Verb
fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"


n.
One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.

n.
One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.

v. i.
To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.

v. i.
To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.

v. i.
To fail; to miscarry.

v. t.
To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him.

n.
A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.

n.
An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.


Founder

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.

Founder

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. Fonder's dust. Same as Facing, 4. -- Founder's sand, a kind of sand suitable for purposes of molding.

Founder

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. 2. To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
For which his horse fear'82 gan to turn, And leep aside, and foundrede as he leep.
3. To fail; to miscarry. "All his tricks founder." Shak.

Founder

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.

Founder

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.

One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.

One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.

To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.

To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him.

A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.

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Usage Examples

The founder of the Mona Foundation actually knew my dad for years, and the more I learned about it, the more I realized I really found the perfect charity. It sponsors schools and educational initiatives all over the planet.

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans.

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Other Usage Examples

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.

I love what the Valley does. I love company building. I love startups. I love technology companies. I love new technology. I love this process of invention. Being able to participate in that as a founder and a product creator, or as an investor or a board member, I just find that hugely satisfying.

The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.

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