[foun-der] /ˈfaʊn dər/
verb (used without object)
(of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink.
to fall or sink down, as buildings, ground, etc.:
Built on a former lake bed, the building has foundered nearly ten feet.
to become wrecked; fail utterly:
The project foundered because public support was lacking.
to stumble, break down, or go lame, as a horse:
His mount foundered on the rocky path.
to become ill from overeating.
Veterinary Pathology. (of a horse) to suffer from .
verb (used with object)
to cause to fill with water and sink:
Rough seas had foundered the ship in mid-ocean.
Veterinary Pathology. to cause (a horse) to break down, go lame, or suffer from laminitis.
Veterinary Pathology. laminitis.
a person who establishes an institution, company, society, etc
(of a ship) to sink
to break down or fail: the project foundered
to sink into or become stuck in soft ground
to fall in or give way; collapse
(of a horse) to stumble or go lame
(archaic) (of animals, esp livestock) to become ill from overeating
(vet science) another name for laminitis
early 14c., from Old French fondrer “collapse; submerge, sink, fall to the bottom,” from fond “bottom,” from Latin fundus “bottom, foundation” (see fund (n.)). Related: Foundered; foundering.
“one who establishes, one who sets up or institutes something,” mid-14c., from Anglo-French fundur, Old French fondeor, from Latin fundator, agent noun from fundare (see found (v.1)).
“one who casts metal,” c.1400, agent noun from found (v.2).
founder foun·der (foun’dər)
v. foun·dered, foun·der·ing, foun·ders
[foun-der-uh s] /ˈfaʊn dər əs/ adjective 1. likely to cause ; miry; swampy.
[found] /faʊnd/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . 2. equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found. adjective 3. British. provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found. noun 4. something that […]
plural noun 1. the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. 2. (often lowercase) any group of founders: the town’s founding fathers. A general name for male American patriots during the Revolutionary War, especially the signers of the Declaration of Independence and those who drafted the Constitution. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, […]
[found-ling] /ˈfaʊnd lɪŋ/ noun 1. an infant or small child found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian. /ˈfaʊndlɪŋ/ noun 1. an abandoned infant whose parents are not known n. “deserted infant,” c.1300, from Middle English founden “found,” past participle of finden (see find (v.)) + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Dutch vondeling, German […]