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

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

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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] …

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  • 5 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; …

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  • 6 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… …

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

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

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

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

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  • 11 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) …

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  • 12 founding — noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new (Freq. 2) she looked forward to her initiation as an adult the foundation of a new scientific society • Syn: ↑initiation, ↑foundation, ↑institution, ↑origi …

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  • 13 founding father — found·ing fa·ther n often cap both Fs: a leading figure in the founding of the U.S.; specif: a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. founding father …

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  • 14 founding father — n someone who begins something such as a new way of thinking, or a new organization founding father of ▪ Saint Basil, one of the founding fathers of the Greek Orthodox Church …

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  • 15 founding father — founding fathers 1) N COUNT: oft N of n The founding father of an institution, organization, or idea is the person who sets it up or who first develops it. [LITERARY] Syn: founder 2) N PROPER PLURAL The Founding Fathers of the United States were… …

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  • 16 founding father — ☆ founding father n. 1. someone who founds or is instrumental in founding an institution, nation, etc. 2. [usually F F ] a participant in the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, esp. one who signed the document * * * …

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  • 17 founding father — ► NOUN 1) a founder. 2) (Founding Father) a member of the convention that drew up the constitution of the US in 1787 …

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  • 18 founding father — ☆ founding father n. 1. someone who founds or is instrumental in founding an institution, nation, etc. 2. [usually F F ] a participant in the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, esp. one who signed the document …

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  • 19 Founding Father (short story) — Founding Father is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in the August 1965 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. It was inspired by a cover painting of a space helmeted face backed by several crosses, provided by the… …

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  • 20 Founding Fathers — n. The men who created the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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