founding


founding
[[t]fa͟ʊndɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ: ADJ n
Founding means relating to the starting of a particular institution or organization.
See also found

The committee held its founding congress in the capital, Riga...

He is founding director of The Conservation Foundation.


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  • Founding — Found ing, n. The art of smelting and casting metals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • founding — index nascency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Founding — Found 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Founding — Found 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • founding — Process of pouring molten metal into a mold. When the metal solidifies, the result is a casting, a metal object conforming to that shape. Multitudinous metal objects are molded at some point during their manufacture. Modern foundries capable of… …   Universalium

  • founding — 1. noun The action of the verb to found. 2. adjective Who or that founds or found. The founding fathers of our country …   Wiktionary

  • founding — adj. Founding is used with these nouns: ↑charter, ↑director, ↑document, ↑editor, ↑meeting, ↑member, ↑partner, ↑president, ↑principle …   Collocations dictionary

  • founding — found|ing [ˈfaundıŋ] n [singular] the establishment of an organization, business, school etc = ↑foundation ▪ the founding of the African National Congress in 1912 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • founding — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. establishing, endowing, instituting, originating, setting up, planting, colonizing, authorizing. n. Syn. originating, setting up, starting; see establishing 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • founding — n. establishing, setting up, instituting adj. involved in the establishment of something faÊŠnd adj. discovered v. establish, institute, create, build; melt and pour into a mold (i.e. metal) …   English contemporary dictionary


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