Associations to the word «Founder»


FOUNDER, noun. One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows.
FOUNDER, noun. (genetics) Someone for whose parents one has no data.
FOUNDER, noun. The iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
FOUNDER, noun. One who casts metals in various forms; a caster.
FOUNDER, verb. (intransitive) Of a ship, to fill with water and sink.
FOUNDER, verb. (intransitive) To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
FOUNDER, verb. (transitive) To disable or lame (a horse) by causing internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs.
FOUNDER, verb. (intransitive) To fail; to miscarry.
FOUNDER EFFECT, noun. A lessening of genetic variation when the entire population in question descends from a small number of founders.
FOUNDER EFFECTS, noun. Plural of founder effect

Dictionary definition

FOUNDER, noun. Inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse.
FOUNDER, noun. A person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country".
FOUNDER, noun. A worker who makes metal castings.
FOUNDER, verb. Fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered".
FOUNDER, verb. Sink below the surface.
FOUNDER, verb. 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".
FOUNDER, verb. Stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered".

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