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Definition of Founder


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

Founder Quotations

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
Hu Shih

The principle of plural marriage was revealed to the Mormons amid much secrecy. Dark clouds hovered over the church in the early 1840s, after rumors spread that its founder, Joseph Smith, had taken up the practice of polygamy. While denying the charge in public, by 1843 Smith had shared a revelation with his closest disciples.
Scott Anderson

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.
Frederick William Faber

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sigmund Freud

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
Richard Le Gallienne
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Founder Translations

founder in French is fondateur
founder in Italian is costitutore, fondatore
founder in Latin is creator, fundator
founder in Spanish is fundador
founder in Swedish is gjutare, grundare
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