Definitions of founder

  1. To fill with water and sink, as a vessel.
  2. To fail; be ruined.
  3. To make or golame, as a horse, through inflammation in the feet.
  4. To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of ( a horse), so as to disable or lame him.
  5. To disable or make lame: said of a horse.
  6. To disable by injuring the feet, of a horse.
  7. To make lame; exhaust.
  8. To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.
  9. To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
  10. To fail; to miscarry.
  11. To fill and sink; go lame.
  12. To go to the bottom: to fill with water and sink.
  13. To become lame or exhausted; sink, as a ship.
  14. stumble and nearly fall; of horses
  15. sink below the surface
  16. To cause internal inflammation and great soreness in the feet of a horse.
  17. To fill or be filled with water and sink, as a ship in the sea; to disable or lame a horse by causing sores in its feet.
  18. a person who founds or establishes some institution; " George Washington is the father of his country"
  19. inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
  20. stumble and nearly fall; " the horses foundered"
  21. One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.
  22. One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.
  23. A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.
  24. An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.
  25. One who starts or lays the basis of; one who casts metal.
  26. One who melts and casts metal, as a brassfounder.
  27. One who founds, establishes, or originates: an endower:- fem. FOUNDRESS.
  28. In farriery, ( a) a lameness occasioned by inflammation within the hoof of a horse: ( b) an inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism.
  29. One who casts metal; one who originates or establishes.
  30. One who founds or endows.
  31. One who makes castings.
  32. Inflammation of the tissue in the foot of a horse.
  33. One who casts metal.
  34. One who establishes; an originator.
  35. Foundress.