As a noun founder
is one who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows or founder
can be the iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
As a verb founder
is of a ship, to fill with water and sink.
As a proper noun hayk is
(armenian mythology) the legendary patriarch and founder of the armenian nation.
From (etyl) .
One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows.
(genetics) Someone for whose parents one has no data.
* (one who founds) ruiner
The iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
* 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 161.
One who casts metals in various forms; a caster.
- The term 'founder' was applied in the British iron industry long afterwards to the ironworker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
- a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or printing types
Of a ship, to fill with water and sink.
* 1719 ,
To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
To disable or lame (a horse) by causing internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs.
To fail; to miscarry.
- We were not much more than a quarter of an hour out of our ship but we saw her sink, and then I understood for the first time what was meant by a ship foundering in the sea.
- All his tricks founder .
Frequently confused with flounder. Both may be applied to the same situation, the difference is the severity of the action: floundering'' (struggling to maintain position) comes first, followed by ''foundering (losing it by falling, sinking or failing).
(en proper noun
(Armenian mythology) The legendary patriarch and founder of the Armenian nation.