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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 foun·der /ˈfaʊndɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 foun·der /ˈfaʊndɚ/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Found·er n.  One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"