Translation of "founder" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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foundernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us /ˈfaʊn.dɚ/

C2 someone who establishes an organization

创立者;创建者;创办者
She is the founder and managing director of the company. 她是公司的创办者兼总经理。

More examples

  • She was the founder of the company, and for 40 years its guiding spirit.
  • The first safety razor was invented by company founder King C. Gillette in 1903.
  • René Descartes is regarded as the founder of modern philosophy.
  • The statue commemorates the founder of the college.
  • He is recognized as one of the founders of computer technology.

founderverb [ I ]

uk /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us /ˈfaʊn.dɚ/

(especially of a boat) to fill with water and sink

(尤指船)沉没
The ferry foundered in a heavy storm, taking many of the passengers and crew with it. 这艘渡船在一次强风暴中沉没,很多乘客和船员遇难。

to be unsuccessful

失败;破产
Teaching computers to read and write has always foundered on the unpredictable human element in language. 教计算机读写的尝试总是因为语言中不可预测的人为因素而宣告失败。

(Translation of “founder” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)