1. One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows.
  2. Someone for whose parents one has no data.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
  2. One who casts metals in various forms; a caster.
    a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or printing types


  1. Of a ship, to fill with water and sink.
  2. To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
  3. To disable or lame (a horse) by causing internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs.
  4. To fail; to miscarry.

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