Translation of "founder" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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foundernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us /ˈfaʊn.dɚ/

C2 someone who establishes an organization

She is the founder and managing director of the company. 她是公司的創辦者兼總經理。

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

The ferry foundered in a heavy storm, taking many of the passengers and crew with it. 這艘渡船在一次強風暴中沈沒,很多乘客和船員遇難。

to be unsuccessful

Teaching computers to read and write has always foundered on the unpredictable human element in language. 教電腦讀寫的嘗試總是因為語言中不可預測的人為因素而宣告失敗。

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