Founding Father

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Found·ing Father

(foun′dĭng)
n.
1. A member of the convention that drafted the US Constitution in 1787.
2. founding father A man who founds or establishes something.

founding father

n
(Historical Terms) (often capitals) a person who founds or establishes an important institution, esp a member of the US Constitutional Convention (1787)

Found′ing Fa′ther


n.
1. one of the framers of the U.S. Constitution.
2. (often l.c.) a founder of an institution, company, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Founding Father - a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787Founding Father - a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
Constitutional Convention - the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
national leader, solon, statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
2.Founding Father - a person who founds or establishes some institutionfounding father - a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
cofounder - one of a group of founders
coloniser, colonizer - someone who helps to found a colony
foundress - a woman founder
conceiver, mastermind, originator - someone who creates new things
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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.
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