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"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 heavy storm. fig. Plans for a new airport have foundered because of budget cuts.

foundernoun [C]

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

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







"founder" in British English

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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.

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founderverb [I]

uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/  us   /ˈfaʊn.dɚ/
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"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 petrochemicals business empire, 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 on price, 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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