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 for founding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; to ground; to establish upon a basis,
        literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
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              I had else been perfect,
              Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. --Shak.
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              A man that all his time
              Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. --Shak.
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              It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt.
                                                    vii. 25.
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     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.
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              There they shall found
              Their government, and their great senate choose.
                                                    --Milton.
  
     Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See
          Predicate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Founding \Found"ing\, n.
     The art of smelting and casting metals.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  founding
      n 1: the act of starting something for the first time;
           introducing something new; "she looked forward to her
           initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new
           scientific society" [syn: initiation, founding,
           foundation, institution, origination, creation,
           innovation, introduction, instauration]

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