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.Gay.
(Foul"-mouthed`) a. Using language scurrilous, opprobrious, obscene, or profane; abusive.
So foul-mouthed a witness never appeared in any cause.Addison.
(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
(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,Shak.
Whole as the marble, founded as the rock.
A man that all his timeShak.
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 foundMilton.
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.