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.


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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.


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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.


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.


To fail; to miscarry.

"All his tricks founder."



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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.


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Found"er, n. Far. (a)

A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.


An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.

James White.


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