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Definition 1: a person who founds or establishes some institution - [noun denoting person]

Samples where founder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • George Washington is the father of his country

Synonyms for founder in the sense of this definition

(founder is a kind of ...) someone who creates new things

(... is a kind of founder ) one of a group of founders

(... is a kind of founder ) someone who helps to found a colony

(... is a kind of founder ) a woman founder

Definition 2: a worker who makes metal castings - [noun denoting person]

(founder is a kind of ...) a worker who has acquired special skills

(... is a kind of founder ) a person who casts metal bells

Definition 3: inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for founder in the sense of this definition

(founder is a kind of ...) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

Definition 4: break down, literally or metaphorically - [verb of motion]

Samples where founder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for founder in the sense of this definition

(founder is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of founder ) burst inward

"The bottle imploded"

(... is a kind of founder ) fold or collapse

"His knees buckled"

(... is a kind of founder ) fall loosely

"He flopped into a chair"

(... is a kind of founder ) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

"The surf broke"

(... is a kind of founder ) fall or sink heavily

"He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"

(founder has a similar meaning as ...) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

(founder has a similar meaning as ...) cause to burst

"The ice broke the pipe"

Definition 5: sink below the surface - [verb of motion]

(founder is a kind of ...) go under

"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Definition 6: stumble and nearly fall - [verb of motion]

Samples where founder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the horses foundered

(founder is a kind of ...) miss a step and fall or nearly fall

"She stumbled over the tree root"

Samples where founder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The project foundered

Synonyms for founder in the sense of this definition

(founder is a kind of ...) be unsuccessful

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

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