founder founder  /ˈfaʊn dər/


  1. (n) inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
  2. (n) a person who founds or establishes some institution
  3. (n) a worker who makes metal castings
  4. (v) fail utterly; collapse
  5. (v) sink below the surface
  6. (v) break down, literally or metaphorically
  7. (v) stumble and nearly fall


  1. As co-founder Steve Waldman conceived it, Beliefnet.
  2. The pious continue to gather at the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic even as the regime has turned against his family.
  3. Dobson is founder of Focus on the Family.


  1. Ky. company founder giving up stake in settlement

    The founder of a now-bankrupt southern Kentucky oil and gas drilling firm will surrender all interest in the company as part of a settlement with a bankruptcy trustee that ends years of litigation with ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Moving Back to Sweden

    IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad moving back to native Sweden after 3 decades        
    on June 27, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. IKEA founder to return home 40 years after fleeing Swedish taxes

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ingvar Kamprad, founder of furniture company IKEA, announced on Wednesday he plans to return home to Sweden 40 years after leaving the country to escape its high taxes. Kamprad, 87, said he would return from Switzerland before year-end and settle down on a farm outside of Almhult, a southern Swedish town where he founded IKEA 70 years ago and put Swedish "flat-pack ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "He was a founder. He was the energy, really, that put together half of the league, and then he was the key person in merging the two leagues together," said Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys and Hunt's neighbor. "You'd be hard-pressed...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Jerry Jones Source: New York Times

  2. "One of the common errors of founder-presidents is to hold to the reins of leadership too long, thereby preventing the next generation from being prepared for executive authority," Dobson said in a statement.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: James Dobson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He used his remarkable gifts as an entrepreneur for the benefit of millions of needy people around the world by providing them with decent housing," Carter said in a statement. "As the founder of Habitat for Humanity and later the Fuller...
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Edmonton Sun

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