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found 1

 (found)
tr.v. found·ed, found·ing, founds
1. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872. See Synonyms at establish.
2. To establish the foundation or basis of; base: found a theory on firm evidence.

[Middle English founden, from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus, bottom.]

found 2

 (found)
tr.v. found·ed, found·ing, founds
1. To melt (metal) and pour into a mold.
2. To make (objects) by pouring molten material into a mold.

[Middle English founden, from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

found 3

 (found)
v.
Past tense and past participle of find.

founding

(ˈfaʊndɪŋ)
n
the activity or process of beginning an institution; foundation
adj
first or original; present at the foundation: a founding director.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.founding - the act of starting something for the first timefounding - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
authorship, paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
Translations
تأسيس
založení
grundlægningoprettelse
stofnun
kurma

founding

[ˈfaʊndɪŋ]
A. Nfundación f
B. CPD founding fathers NPLfundadores mpl, próceres mpl (LAm)
Founding Fathers NPL (US) (Hist) → Padres mpl Fundadores

founding

[ˈfaʊndɪŋ]
1. adj (principle, assumption) → di base
2. nfondazione f

found2

(faund) verb
1. to start or establish. The school was founded by the king.
2. (with on/upon) to base on. The story was founded upon fact.
founˈdation noun
1. the act of founding. the foundation of a new university.
2. the base on which something is built. First they laid the foundations, then they built the walls.
3. an amount of money to be used for a special purpose or the organization that manages it. The British Foundation for Cancer Research.
ˈfounder noun
a person who founds a school, college, organization etc. We commemorate the founder of the school.
ˈfounding noun
The founding of the organization took place a long time ago.
ˈfounding ˈfather noun
1. the first or one of the first founders of an organization, a school of thought etc. the founding father of psychoanalysis.
2. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were the people who drew up its constitution.
References in classic literature ?
Cutters all over the world; sometimes founding new religions, sometimes being forcibly fed--easily recognizable, even when superficially tamed.
All these industries were gathered into buildings near by, connected by galleries and railroads with the main establishment; and it was estimated that they had handled nearly a quarter of a billion of animals since the founding of the plant by the elder Durham a generation and more ago.
This year was the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Wareham schools, and he meant to tell Mr.
She had expected -- founding her anticipations on the letter which the housekeeper had written to her -- to see a hard, wily, ill-favored, insolent old woman.
Many, they say, abandoned all the pleasures and vanities of life for solitude and religious austerities; others devoted themselves to God in an ecclesiastical life; they who could not do these set apart their revenues for building churches, endowing chapels, and founding monasteries, and spent their wealth in costly ornaments for the churches and vessels for the altars.
So far is it from the ordinary habits of mankind to calculate the importance of events in their elementary principles, that had the first colonists of our country ever intimated as a part of their designs the project of founding a great and mighty nation, the finger of scorn would have pointed them to the cells of Bedlam as an abode more suitable for hatching vain empires than the solitude of a transatlantic desert.
They still dream of experimental realisation of their social Utopias, of founding isolated "phalansteres," of establishing "Home Colonies," of setting up a "Little Icaria" -- duodecimo editions of the New Jerusalem -- and to realise all these castles in the air, they are compelled to appeal to the feelings and purses of the bourgeois.
A stranger, founding his judgment upon these circumstances, would have said that the dulness of the child's intellect widely contradicted the promise of his features, but the secret was in the direction of Ilbrahim's thoughts, which were brooding within him when they should naturally have been wandering abroad.
Point George- Founding of Astoria- Indian Visitors.
She gave me also to understand with some spirit that there was no question here of founding a family.
People said: "Ask Archer" when there was a question of starting the first school for crippled children, reorganising the Museum of Art, founding the Grolier Club, inaugurating the new Library, or getting up a new society of chamber music.
So the Athenians, when they were founding their model new colony at Thurii, employed Hippodamus of Miletus, whom Aristotle mentions in Book II, as the best expert in town-planning, to plan the streets of the city, and Protagoras as the best expert in law-making, to give the city its laws.