Definitions for founder

Definitions for (noun) founder

Main entry: founder, founding father, father, beginner

Definition: a person who founds or establishes some institution

Usage: George Washington is the father of his country

Main entry: founder

Definition: a worker who makes metal castings

Main entry: laminitis, founder

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

Definitions for (verb) founder

Main entry: founder

Definition: stumble and nearly fall

Usage: the horses foundered

Main entry: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: 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

Main entry: founder

Definition: sink below the surface

Main entry: fall flat, fall through, flop, founder

Definition: fail utterly; collapse

Usage: The project foundered

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