1 inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse [syn: laminitis]
2 a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country" [syn: beginner, founding father, father]
3 a worker who makes metal castings
2 sink below the surface
3 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" [syn: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break]
4 stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"
- Rhymes: -aʊndə(r)
One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author
- The iron worker in
charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
- 1957, H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel
Industry, p. 161.
- The term founder was applied in the British iron industry long afterwards to the ironworker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
- 1957, H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 161.
The iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation
- Fill with water and sink.
- To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
- To fail; to miscarry.
- French: couler, sombrer
- Spanish: zozobrar
- Spanish: fracasar, zozobrar
Usage notesFrequently confused with flounder. Both may be applied to the same situation, the difference is the severity of the action: floundering (struggling to maintain position) comes first, followed by foundering (losing it by falling, sinking or failing).
Founder may refer to:
- Founder (noun) - With respect to a settlement, organization, company or enterprise, the person who started or "founded" (as if forging steel) it.
- Founder (noun) - A metalworker operating a foundry.
- Foundering (verb) – Sinking, used as a nautical term; a failing enterprise, used metaphorically to reference a sinking ship. Often confused with "floundering" (acting clumsily or in confusion).
- Foundered (adjective) - a condition, Laminitis, a horse ailment in which "foundering" (sinking) is a common symptom.
- Founder Group, China's second-largest personal computer vendor
- Founder Technology, a subsidiary company of Founder Group engaged in development of PCs, peripherals and PCBs
- Founder effect, a biological concept used to explain genetics in a small isolated population
founder in Simple English: Founder
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