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Meaning of “founder” in the English Dictionary

"founder" in British English

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foundernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
C2 someone who ​establishes an ​organization: She is the founder and ​managingdirector of the ​company.

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founderverb [I]

uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
(Definition of founder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"founder" in American English

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founderverb [I]

 us   /ˈfɑʊn·dər/
  • founder verb [I] (SINK)

to ​fill with ​water and ​sink, or fig. to ​fail: The ​ship foundered in a ​heavystorm. fig. Plans for a new ​airport have foundered because of ​budgetcuts.

foundernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑʊn·dər/
  • founder noun [C] (PERSON)

someone who ​establishes an ​organization: She is the founder and ​managingdirector of the ​company.
(Definition of founder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"founder" in Business English

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foundernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfaʊndər/
someone who ​starts a new ​business, ​organization, etc.: As the founder of a ​petrochemicalsbusinessempire, he once ​ranked among Asia's ​wealthiest men.

founderverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈfaʊndər/
to ​fail or be unsuccessful, because of problems: In recent ​years her ​career has been foundering. The ​deal foundered onprice, with the ​owners wanting more than $150m for the five-star ​hotel.
(Definition of founder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “founder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 创立者, 创建者, 创办者…
in Turkish kurucu…
in Russian основатель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 創立者, 創建者, 創辦者…
in Polish założyciel/ka…
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