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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Found  \Found\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Founded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Founding}.]  [F.  fondre,  L.  fundere  to  found  pour.] 
  To  form  by  melting  a  metal,  and  pouring  it  into  a  mold;  to 
  cast.  ``Whereof  to  found  their  engines.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Found  \Found\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Founded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Founding}.]  [F.  fonder,  L.  fundare  fr  fundus  bottom.  See 
  1st  {Bottom},  and  cf  {Founder},  v.  i.,  {Fund}.] 
  1.  To  lay  the  basis  of  to  set  or  place  as  on  something 
  solid,  for  support;  to  ground;  to  establish  upon  a  basis, 
  literal  or  figurative;  to  fix  firmly. 
 
  I  had  else  been  perfect,  Whole  as  the  marble, 
  founded  as  the  rock.  --Shak. 
 
  A  man  that  all  his  time  Hath  founded  his  good 
  fortunes  on  your  love.  --Shak. 
 
  It  fell  not  for  it  was  founded  on  a  rock.  --Matt. 
  vii.  25. 
 
  2.  To  take  the  ffirst  steps  or  measures  in  erecting  or 
  building  up  to  furnish  the  materials  for  beginning;  to 
  begin  to  raise;  to  originate;  as  to  found  a  college;  to 
  found  a  family. 
 
  There  they  shall  found  Their  government,  and  their 
  great  senate  choose  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  base;  ground;  institute;  establish;  fix.  See 
  {Predicate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  founded 
  adj  :  having  a  basis;  often  used  as  combining  terms;  "a  soundly 
  based  argument";  "well-founded  suspicions"  [syn:  {based}] 




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