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Founder meaning

founder - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. stumble and nearly fall; " the horses foundered"
  2. 2. One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.
  3. 3. One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.
  4. 4. To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.
  5. 5. To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
  6. 6. To fail; to miscarry.
  7. 7. To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of ( a horse), so as to disable or lame him.
  8. 8. A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.
  9. 9. An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.
  10. 10. One who casts metal; one who originates or establishes.
  11. 11. To become lame or exhausted; sink, as a ship.
  12. 12. To make lame; exhaust.

founder - examples of usage

  1. He was the true founder of the Hodson family. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. As a result of these feet lesions, the affected animal may assume a position with its back arched and the limbs propped under the body as in a case of founder, and will manifest much pain and lameness in walking. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. A man seldom gives his name except he is the founder, as Petersburg from Peter the Great. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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