Definition for FOUND'ER


  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. [Fr. fondeur.] A caster; one who casts metals in various forms; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, printing types, &c.

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