Synonyms for founder

Synonyms for (noun) founder

Synonyms: founder, founding father, father, beginner

Definition: a person who founds or establishes some institution

Usage: George Washington is the father of his country

Similar words: originator, conceiver, mastermind

Definition: someone who creates new things

Synonyms: founder

Definition: a worker who makes metal castings

Similar words: skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Definition: a worker who has acquired special skills

Synonyms: laminitis, founder

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

Similar words: inflammation, redness, rubor

Definition: a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

Synonyms for (verb) founder

Synonyms: founder

Definition: stumble and nearly fall

Usage: the horses foundered

Similar words: trip, stumble

Definition: miss a step and fall or nearly fall

Usage: She stumbled over the tree root

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: founder

Definition: sink below the surface

Similar words: sink, settle, go down, go under

Definition: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Synonyms: fall flat, fall through, flop, founder

Definition: fail utterly; collapse

Usage: The project foundered

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong

Definition: be unsuccessful

Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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