Meaning of founder

found•er

Pronunciation: (foun'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who founds or establishes.

found•er

Pronunciation: (foun'dur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink.
  2. to fall or sink down, as buildings, ground, etc.: Built on a former lake bed, the building has foundered nearly ten feet.
  3. to become wrecked; fail utterly: The project foundered because public support was lacking.
  4. to stumble, break down, or go lame, as a horse: His mount foundered on the rocky path.
  5. to become ill from overeating.
  6. (of a horse) to suffer from laminitis.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to fill with water and sink: Rough seas had foundered the ship in mid-ocean.
  2. to cause (a horse) to break down, go lame, or suffer from laminitis.
—n.
  1. laminitis.

found•er

Pronunciation: (foun'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who founds or casts metal, glass, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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