Foulard to Fourth

(||Fou`lard") n. [F.] A thin, washable material of silk, or silk and cotton, originally imported from India, but now also made elsewhere.

(Foul"der) v. i. [OE. fouldre lightning, fr. F. foudre, OF. also fouldre, fr. L. fulgur. See Fulgor.] To flash, as lightning; to lighten; to gleam; to thunder. [Obs.] "Flames of fouldering heat." Spenser.

(Foul"e) adv. Foully. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Foul"ly) v. In a foul manner; filthily; nastily; shamefully; unfairly; dishonorably.

I foully wronged him; do forgive me, do.

(Foul"-mouthed`) a. Using language scurrilous, opprobrious, obscene, or profane; abusive.

So foul-mouthed a witness never appeared in any cause.

(Foul"ness), n. [AS. fulnes.] The quality or condition of being foul.

(Foul"-spo`ken) a. Using profane, scurrilous, slanderous, or obscene language. Shak.

(Fou"mart`) n. [OE. folmard, fulmard; AS. fl foul + mearð, meard, marten: cf. F. marte, martre. See Foul, a., and Marten the quadruped.] (Zoöl.) The European polecat; — called also European ferret, and fitchew. See Polecat. [Written also foulmart, foulimart, and fulimart.]

(Found) imp. & p. p. of Find.

(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.

(Found), n. A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.

(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,
Whole as the marble, founded as the rock.

A man that all his time
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 found
Their government, and their great senate choose.

Syn. — To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See Predicate.

(Foun*da"tion) n. [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.]

1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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