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KK Pronunciation

〔 `faJndL 〕


〔 ˋfaundә 〕

Overview of noun founder

The noun founder has 3 senses

  • laminitis, founder -- (inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse)

  • founder, beginner, founding father, father -- (a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country")

  • founder -- (a worker who makes metal castings)

Overview of verb founder

The verb founder has 4 senses

  • fall through, fall flat, founder, flop -- (fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered")

  • founder -- (sink below the surface)

  • collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder -- (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")

  • founder -- (stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered")