- 1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
- 2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
- 3. a. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
- b. An institution founded and supported by an endowment.
- 4. A foundation garment.
- 5. A cosmetic base.
found·ed, found·ing, founds.
1. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: "The college was founded in 1872".
Middle English founden, from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus, bottom.]
SYNONYMS found, create, establish, institute, organize. These verbs mean to bring something into existence and set it in operation: founded a colony; created a trust fund; establishing a business; instituted an annual benefit concert; organizing a field trip.
Does this not compose the beginning and end of all desires,
that if we replace with another, leaves us exiled?
Then again, the returning, accomplished with but a smile,
affirming in this moment what we've known all the while,
that our riches are within us while around us we see,perfection's evolving scenes, given to children-each of these.