I noun

the founder of modern physics

originator, creator, (founding) father, architect, developer, pioneer, author, inventor, mastermind
II verb

the ship foundered

sink, go to the bottom, go down, be lost at sea

the scheme foundered

fail, be unsuccessful, fall flat, fall through, collapse, backfire, meet with disaster; informal flop, bomb
be raised, succeed

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Founder — may refer to: * Founder (noun) With respect to a settlement, organization, company or enterprise, the person who started or founded (as if forging steel) it. * Founder (noun) A metalworker operating a foundry. * Foundering (verb) – Sinking, used… …   Wikipedia

  • founder — Ⅰ. founder [1] ► NOUN ▪ a person who founds an institution or settlement. Ⅱ. founder [2] ► NOUN ▪ the owner or operator of a foundry. Ⅲ. founder [3] …   English terms dictionary

  • Founder — 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. [1913 Webster] {Fonder s dust}. Same as {Facing}, 4. {Founder s sand}, a kind of sand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • founder — found·er n: one that founds or establishes: as a: one that establishes a foundation b: founding father Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Founder — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Founder — Found er, n. (Far.) (a) A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh. (b) An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See {Chest ffounder}. James White. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • founder — [n] person who establishes an institution architect, author, beginner, benefactor, builder, constructor, creator, designer, establisher, forebearer, framer, generator, initiator, institutor, inventor, maker, organizer, originator, patron, planner …   New thesaurus

  • founder — founder1 [foun′dər] vi. [ME foundren < OFr fondrer, to fall in, sink < fond, bottom < L fundus, bottom: see FOUND2] 1. to stumble, fall, or go lame 2. to become stuck as in soft ground; bog down 3. to fill with water, as during a storm,… …   English World dictionary

  • Founder — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Founder — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • founder — ▪ I. founder found‧er 1 [ˈfaʊndə ǁ ər] noun [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a person who starts a new company or organization: • The company s founder and chairman, Charles Munch, has resigned.   [m0] ▪ II. founder founder 2 verb [intransitive] …   Financial and business terms