Foundering



[foun-der] /ˈfaʊn dər/

verb (used without object)
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.
Veterinary Pathology. (of a horse) to suffer from .
verb (used with object)
7.
to cause to fill with water and sink:
Rough seas had foundered the ship in mid-ocean.
8.
Veterinary Pathology. to cause (a horse) to break down, go lame, or suffer from laminitis.
noun
9.
Veterinary Pathology. laminitis.
/ˈfaʊndə/
noun
1.
a person who establishes an institution, company, society, etc
/ˈfaʊndə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(of a ship) to sink
2.
to break down or fail: the project foundered
3.
to sink into or become stuck in soft ground
4.
to fall in or give way; collapse
5.
(of a horse) to stumble or go lame
6.
(archaic) (of animals, esp livestock) to become ill from overeating
noun
7.
(vet science) another name for laminitis
/ˈfaʊndə/
noun
1.

v.

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.
n.

“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

n.
See laminitis.

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