Founder - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a person who founds or establishes some institution (syn: beginner, father)
- a worker who makes metal castings
- sink below the surface
- break down, literally or metaphorically (syn: break, cave in, collapse, fall in, give)
- stumble and nearly fall
Her career foundered, and she moved from job to job for several years.
trying to save a foundering career
Their marriage began to founder soon after the honeymoon.
The talks foundered on disagreements between the two parties.
The ship foundered on the rocks.
The project foundered
...a colossal statue of the town's founder...
Why is the organization choosing to dissociate itself from its founder?
The building was named in honor of the city's founder.
...the club's founder recently died, and this month's newsletter includes a lengthy necrology...
The town was named from the founder.
He is a founder member of the Prison Reform Trust.
Parmenides is the founder, in modern phraseology, of metaphysics and logic.
Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome
present participle: foundering
past tense: foundered
past participle: foundered