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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Founder  \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}.  --James  White. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Founder  \Found"er\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  fondeor,  F.  fondateur  L. 
  fundator.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Founder  \Found"er\,  n.  [From  {Found}  to  cast.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Founder  \Found"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Foundered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Foundering}.]  [OF.  fondrer  to  fall  in  cf  F. 
  s'effondrer,  fr  fond  bottom,  L.  fundus.  See  {Found}  to 
  establish.] 
  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  fear['e]  gan  to  turn,  And  leep 
  aside,  and  foundrede  as  he  leep.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  To  fail  to  miscarry.  ``All  his  tricks  founder.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  founder 
  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;  of  horses 




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