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Meaning & Definition of Founder in English

English

Founder

/faʊndər/

noun

1. Inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

    synonym:
  • laminitis
  • ,
  • founder

2. A person who founds or establishes some institution

  • "George washington is the father of his country"
    synonym:
  • founder
  • ,
  • beginner
  • ,
  • founding father
  • ,
  • father

3. A worker who makes metal castings

    synonym:
  • founder

verb

1. Fail utterly

  • Collapse
  • "The project foundered"
    synonym:
  • fall through
  • ,
  • fall flat
  • ,
  • founder
  • ,
  • flop

2. Sink below the surface

    synonym:
  • founder

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"
    synonym:
  • collapse
  • ,
  • fall in
  • ,
  • cave in
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • give way
  • ,
  • break
  • ,
  • founder

4. Stumble and nearly fall

  • "The horses foundered"
    synonym:
  • founder

Examples of using

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft.
Marius says: "Romulus is the founder of Rome."
The university bears the name of its founder.