Pronunciation: (foun'dur),[key] —n. a person who founds or establishes.
Pronunciation: (foun'dur),[key] —v.i. 1. (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink.
2. to fall or sink down, as buildings, ground, etc.: Built on a former lake bed, the building has foundered nearly ten feet. 3. to become wrecked; fail utterly: The project foundered because public support was lacking. 4. to stumble, break down, or go lame, as a horse: His mount foundered on the rocky path. 5. to become ill from overeating.
6. Vet. Pathol.(of a horse) to suffer from laminitis.
—v.t. 1. to cause to fill with water and sink: Rough seas had foundered the ship in mid-ocean. 2. Vet. Pathol.to cause (a horse) to break down, go lame, or suffer from laminitis.
—n. Vet. Pathol.laminitis.
Pronunciation: (foun'dur),[key] —n. a person who founds or casts metal, glass, etc.