(noun, verb)


1. inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

Similar word(s): laminitis

Definition categories: state, inflammation, redness

2. a person who founds or establishes some institution

Similar word(s): beginner, father

Definition categories: person, conceiver, mastermind, originator

3. a worker who makes metal castings

Definition categories: person

Sentences with founder as a noun:

- a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or printing types


1. fail utterly; collapse

- The project foundered

Similar word(s): flop

Definition categories: social, fail, miscarry

2. sink below the surface

Definition categories: motion, settle, sink

3. break down, literally or metaphorically

Similar word(s): break, collapse, give

Definition categories: motion, change

4. stumble and nearly fall

- the horses foundered

Definition categories: motion, stumble, trip