found

1 [found]
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of find.
2.
equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found.
adjective
3.
British. provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found.
noun
4.
something that is provided or furnished without charge, especially meals given a domestic: Maid wanted, good salary and found.
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found

2 [found]
verb (used with object)
1.
to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence: to found a new publishing company.
2.
to lay the lowest part of (a structure) on a firm base or ground: a house founded on solid rock.
3.
to base or ground (usually followed by on or upon ): a story founded on fact.
4.
to provide a basis or ground for.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English founden < Old French fonder < Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus bottom, foundation


1. organize, inaugurate, institute, originate.

found

3 [found]
verb (used with object)
1.
to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
2.
to form or make (an article) of molten material in a mold; cast.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English fonden < Middle French fondre to melt, cast < Latin fundere to pour, melt, cast

find

[fahynd]
verb (used with object), found, finding.
1.
to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street.
2.
to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment; to find happiness.
3.
to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced): I can't find my blue socks.
4.
to discover or perceive after consideration: to find something to be true.
5.
to gain or regain the use of: His anger finally helped him find his tongue.
6.
to ascertain by study or calculation: to find the sum of several numbers.
7.
to feel or perceive: He finds it so.
8.
to become aware of, or discover (oneself), as being in a condition or location: After a long illness, he found himself well again. She woke to find herself at home.
9.
to discover: Columbus found America in 1492.
10.
Law.
a.
to determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.
b.
to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
11.
to provide or furnish: Bring blankets and we'll find the rest of the equipment for the trip.
12.
South Midland and Southern U.S. (of farm animals) to give birth to: The brown cow found a calf yesterday.
verb (used without object), found, finding.
13.
to determine an issue after judicial inquiry: The jury found for the plaintiff.
14.
British Hunting. to come upon game.
noun
15.
an act of finding or discovering.
16.
something found; a discovery, especially a valuable or gratifying one: Our cook was a find.
17.
Hunting. a discovery of game, especially foxes.
Verb phrases
18.
find out,
a.
to discover or confirm the truth of (something).
b.
to detect or expose, as a crime or offense.
c.
to uncover the true nature, identity, or intentions of (someone): They found him out before he could launch the rebellion.
Idioms
19.
find fault. fault ( def 16 ).
20.
find oneself, to discover where one's real interests or talents lie, and follow them: After trying many occupations, he finally found himself and became an account executive.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English finden, Old English findan; cognate with German finden, Dutch vinden, Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan

findable, adjective
refind, verb (used with object), refound, refinding.


2. achieve, win, earn, acquire.
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find (faɪnd)
 
vb , finds, finding, found
1.  to meet with or discover by chance
2.  to discover or obtain, esp by search or effort: to find happiness
3.  (may take a clause as object) to become aware of; realize: he found that nobody knew
4.  (may take a clause as object) to regard as being; consider: I find this wine a little sour
5.  to look for and point out (something to be criticized): to find fault
6.  (also intr) law to determine an issue after judicial inquiry and pronounce a verdict (upon): the court found the accused guilty
7.  to regain (something lost or not functioning): to find one's tongue
8.  to reach (a target): the bullet found its mark
9.  to provide, esp with difficulty: we'll find room for you too
10.  to be able to pay: I can't find that amount of money
11.  find oneself to realize and accept one's real character; discover one's true vocation
12.  find one's feet to become capable or confident, as in a new job
 
n
13.  a person, thing, etc, that is found, esp a valuable or fortunate discovery
 
[Old English findan; related to Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan, Old High German fintan to find]
 
'findable
 
adj

found1 (faʊnd)
 
vb
1.  the past tense and past participle of find
 
adj
2.  furnished, or fitted out: the boat is well found
3.  (Brit) with meals, heating, bed linen, etc, provided without extra charge (esp in the phrase all found)

found2 (faʊnd)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to bring into being, set up, or establish (something, such as an institution, society, etc)
2.  (tr) to build or establish the foundation or basis of
3.  (also intr; foll by on or upon) to have a basis (in); depend (on)
 
[C13: from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus bottom]

found3 (faʊnd)
 
vb
1.  to cast (a material, such as metal or glass) by melting and pouring into a mould
2.  to shape or make (articles) in this way; cast
 
[C14: from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere to melt]

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Word Origin & History

find
O.E. findan "come upon, alight on" (class III strong verb; past tense fand, pp. funden), from P.Gmc. *finthanan (cf. O.S. findan, O.N. finna, M.Du. vinden, Ger. finden, Goth. finþan), originally "to come upon," perhaps from PIE *pent- "to go, pass, path, bridge" (cf. O.H.G. fendeo "pedestrian,"
Skt. panthah "path, way," Avestan panta "way," Gk. pontos "open sea," L. pons (gen. pontis) "bridge," O.C.S. poti "path," peta "heel"). To find out to discover by scrutiny is from 1550s. The noun meaning "person or thing discovered" is from 1825, from the verb.

found
"establish," late 13c., from O.Fr. founder, from L. fundare "to lay the bottom or foundation of something," from fundus "bottom, foundation" (see fund (n.)). Related: Founded; founding.

found
"cast metal," late 14c., from M.Fr. fondre "pour out, melt, mix together," from O.Fr. fondre, from L. fundere "melt, cast, pour out," from PIE *gheud-, from root *gheu- "to pour" (cf. Goth. giutan, O.E. geotan "to pour").
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Many millions have been spent acquiring the sort of forest that might be
  suitable for the bird-if it were to be found.
Mouse finding hints that stemlike cells may yet be found in human pancreas.
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