HyperDic: founder

English > 7 senses of the word founder:
NOUNstatefounder, laminitisinflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
person founder, beginner, founding father, fathera person who founds or establishes some institution
person foundera worker who makes metal castings
VERBsocialfounder, fall through, fall flat, flopfail utterly
motionfoundersink below the surface
motionfounder, collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, breakbreak down, literally or metaphorically
motionfounderstumble and nearly fall
founder > pronunciation
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English > founder: 7 senses > noun 1, state
Meaninginflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse.
Broaderinflammation, redness, ruborA response of body tissues to injury or irritation
Catalanfundador, laminitis
English > founder: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who founds or establishes some institution.
Synonymsbeginner, founding father, father
NarrowercofounderOne of a group of founders
colonizer, colonisersomeone who helps to found a colony
foundressA woman founder
Broaderoriginator, conceiver, mastermindsomeone who creates new things
Spanishfundadora, fundador, padre
Catalanfundador, pare
Verbsfoundset up or lay the groundwork for
foundset up or found
English > founder: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA worker who makes metal castings.
Narrowerbell founderA person who casts metal bells
Broaderskilled worker, trained worker, skilled workmanA worker who has acquired special skills
English > founder: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningfail utterly; collapse.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe business is going to founder
Example"The project foundered"
Synonymsfall through, fall flat, flop
Broaderfail, go wrong, miscarryBe unsuccessful
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Spanishcaer de plano, derrumbarse, fracasar, hundirse, irse a pique, malograrse, zozobrar
English > founder: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningsink below the surface.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broadersink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Spanishhundirse, irse a pique
Nounsfoundering(of a ship) sinking
English > founder: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningbreak down, literally or metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymscollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break
Caused bycollapse, burstCause to burst
Narrowerbreakcurl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
buckle, crumpleFold or collapse
flopfall loosely
implode, go offBurst inward / inward
slump, slide down, sinkfall or sink heavily
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
collapse, burstCause to burst
Spanishcaer, ceder, colapsar, derrumbarse, desplomarse, desplomar, irse a pique, romperse
English > founder: 7 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningstumble and nearly fall.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the horses foundered"
Broaderstumble, tripmiss a step and fall or nearly fall
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