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found1

[found] /faʊnd/
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.

found2

[found] /faʊnd/
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
1250-1300; Middle English founden < Old French fonder < Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus bottom, foundation
Synonyms
1. organize, inaugurate, institute, originate.

found3

[found] /faʊnd/
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
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  • Seven years after its founding, the lab has yet to make any real breakthroughs.
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  • Theory cannot be a shortcut because this tests theory's founding postulates.
  • It's the day that marked the founding of a new nation.
  • The ambition behind this project goes back to the founding of this country.
British Dictionary definitions for founding

found1

/faʊnd/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of find
adjective
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/
verb
1.
(transitive) to bring into being, set up, or establish (something, such as an institution, society, etc)
2.
(transitive) to build or establish the foundation or basis of
3.
(also intransitive; foll by on or upon) to have a basis (in); depend (on)
Word Origin
C13: from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus bottom

found3

/faʊnd/
verb (transitive)
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
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere to melt
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Word Origin and History for founding

found

v.

"establish," late 13c., from Old French founder (12c., Modern French fonder), from Latin fundare "to lay the bottom or foundation of something," from fundus "bottom, foundation" (see fund (n.)). Related: Founded; founding. Phrase founding fathers with reference to the creators of the American republic is attested from 1916.

"cast metal," late 14c., "to mix, mingle," from Middle French fondre "pour out, melt, mix together," from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere "melt, cast, pour out," from PIE *gheud- (cf. Gothic giutan, German gießen, Old English geotan "to pour"), from root *gheu- "to pour" (cf. Greek khein "to pour," khoane "funnel," khymos "juice"). Meaning "to cast metal" is from 1560s.

adj.

"discovered," late 14c., past participle adjective from find (v.). Expression and found in old advertisements for job openings, travelling berths, etc., attached to the wages or charges, indicates that meals are provided, from the expression to find one's self "to provide for one's self." "When a laborer engages to provide himself with victuals, he is said to find himself, or to receive day wages" [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]. Hence, so much and found for "wages + meals provided."

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