found2 [found] /faʊnd/ Show IPA
verb (used with object)
to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence:
to found a new publishing company.
to lay the lowest part of (a structure) on a firm base or ground:
a house founded on solid rock.
to base or ground (usually followed by on
a story founded on fact.
to provide a basis or ground for.
1250–1300; Middle English founden < Old French fonder < Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus bottom, foundation
1. organize, inaugurate, institute, originate.