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founder

noun [C] uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
C2 someone who establishes an organization: She is the founder and managing director of the company.
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verb [I] uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us    /-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. to be unsuccessful: Teaching computers to read and write has always foundered on the unpredictable human element in language.
Translations of “founder”
in Chinese (Traditional) 創立者, 創建者, 創辦者…
in Russian основатель…
in Turkish kurucu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 创立者, 创建者, 创办者…
in Polish założyciel/ka…
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