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,Shak.
Whole as the marble, founded as the rock.
A man that all his timeShak.
Hath founded his good fortunes on your love.
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 foundMilton.
Their government, and their great senate choose.
Syn. -- To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See Predicate.
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