Definition of Founder:

  1. The entrepreneur who started a business. If multiple entrepreneurs were involved in the creation of the company, they are referred to as the founders. The origin of the word is that a founder originally meant a person who forges steel; similarly, the founder of a company is forging the new entity.

  2. A person who manufactures articles of cast metal; the owner or operator of a foundry.

Phonetic Pronunciation of Founder


Origin of word Founder

Middle English (in the sense ‘knock to the ground’): from Old French fondrer, esfondrer ‘submerge, collapse’, based on Latin fundus ‘bottom, base’.

Synonyms of Founder

Abort, Ancestors, Apprentice, Architect, Artificer, Artist, Author, Be clobbered, Be destroyed, Be felled, Be lost, Be poleaxed, Be staggered, Be stricken, Begetter, Beginner, Break down, Builder, Capsize, Cave, Cave in, Collapse, Come to grief, Come to naught, Come to nothing, Conceiver, Constructor, Craftsman, Creator, Decline, Designer, Deviser, Die, Discoverer, Droop, Drown, Effector, Engenderer, Engineer, Establisher, Executor, Executrix, Fail, Fall, Fall in, Fall through, Falter, Father, Flop, Flop down, Flump, Flump down, Framer, Generator, Give way, Go down, Go downhill, Go lame, Go under, Grower, Have a mishap, Inaugurator, Industrialist, Initiator, Instigator, Institutor, Introducer, Inventor, Journeyman, Keel, Keel over, Lapse, Lower, Lurch, Maker, Manufacturer, Master, Master craftsman, Miscarry, Mother, Organizer, Originator, Overset, Overturn, Past master, Patriarch, Pitchpole, Planner, Plop, Plop down, Plump, Precursor, Prime mover, Producer, Progenitor, Raiser, Realizer, Run aground, Sag, Scuttle, Set, Settle, Settle down, Shaper, Sink, Sink down, Sink like lead, Sire, Slip, Slouch, Slump, Slump down, Smith, Somersault, Stagger, Stumble, Submerge, Submerse, Subside, Suffer a misfortune, Swag, Sway, Topple, Topple down, Topple over, Totter, Trip, Turn over, Turn turtle, Upset, Upset the boat, Wright

How to use Founder in a sentence?

  1. The founder of a small business is often required to fulfill many different roles in order to keep the company operating smoothly.
  2. An iron founder.
  3. My friend Dave was the founder of the company and had the final and uncontested say in which direction we would go.
  4. If you are lucky enough to be the founder of a company that really takes off then you should make a lot of money.

Meaning of Founder & Founder Definition