foun·der /ˈfaʊndɚ/ 動詞
Found·er n. One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.
Found·er, n. One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.
Fonder's dust. Same as Facing, 4.
Founder's sand, a kind of sand suitable for purposes of molding.
Found·er v. i. [imp. & p. p. Foundered p. pr. & vb. n. Foundering.]
1. Naut. To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.
2. To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
For which his horse fearé gan to turn,
And leep aside, and foundrede as he leep. --Chaucer.
3. To fail; to miscarry. “All his tricks founder.”
Found·er, v. t. To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him.
Found·er, n. Far. (a) A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh. (b) An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.
n 1: inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof
to the foot of a horse [syn: laminitis]
2: a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George
Washington is the father of his country" [syn: beginner,
founding father, father]
3: a worker who makes metal castings
v 1: fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered" [syn: fall
through, fall flat, flop]
2: sink below the surface
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" [syn: collapse,
fall in, cave in, give, give way, break]
4: stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"