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Meaning of founded by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Past participle of found .
    2. ( nonstandard, childish ) Simple past tense and past participle of find .
    3. To set up; to launch; to institute .
    4. Use as a basis for; grounded on .


    founded ( comparative more founded, superlative most founded )

    1. Having a basis .
      She offered a well-founded hypothesis .


Definition of founded by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n. Founding.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.] To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. “Whereof to found their engines.” Milton.

  2. Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n. Founding.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st Bottom, and cf. Founder, v. i., Fund.]
    1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.

    I had else been perfect,

    Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. Shak.

    A man that all his time

    Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. Shak.

    It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. Matt. vii. 25.

    2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, “to found a college; to found a family.”

    There they shall found

    Their government, and their great senate choose. Milton.

    Syn. -- To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See Predicate.

  3. founded adj. based; -- often used as combining terms; as, “well-founded suspicions”.

    Syn. -- based.