Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOUNDERS

We are the pioneers and founders of a new Britain, of a stronger and purer life!

The price is low, and founders are requested to make a trial.

Its president is Mrs. May Wright Sewall, who was one of its founders.

What the founders demanded for Howard, we must still demand.

Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier were the founders of these sects.

The founders of Islm, the Arabs, produced but one philosopher of note.

The founders of this country provided for the righting of all wrongs.

In it you will behold the founders of your ancient and illustrious family.

So Robert Morris was not one of the founders of great fortunes.

They were formerly but flockmasters, but they had become the founders of a state.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French fondrer "collapse; submerge, sink, fall to the bottom," from fond "bottom," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation" (see fund (n.)). Related: Foundered; foundering.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.