KJV Dictionary Definition: founder



1. One that founds, establishes and erects; one that lays a foundation; as the founder of a temple or city.

2. One who begins; an author; one from whom any thing originates; as the founder of a sect of philosophers; the founder of a family or race.

3. One who endows; one who furnishes a permanent fund for the support of an institution; as the founder of a college or hospital.

4. A caster; one who casts metals in various forms; as a founder of cannon, belles, hardware, printing types, &c.

FOUND'ER, v.i.

1. In seamen's language, to fill or be filled and sink, as a ship.

2. To fail; to miscarry.

3. To trip; to fell.

FOUND'ER, v.t. To cause internal inflammation and great soreness in the feet of a horse, so as to disable or lame him.


FOUND'ERED, pp. Made lame in the feet by inflammation and extreme tenderness.


FOUND'EROUS, a. Failing; liable to perish; ruinous. Not in use.