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Definition of Found

Verb: found  fawnd

  1. Start an new organization or institution
    - establish, set up, launch
     
  2. Set up or lay the groundwork for
    "found a new department";
    - establish, plant, constitute, institute
     
  3. Use as a basis for; found on
    "found a claim on some observation";
    - establish, base, ground
Noun: found  fawnd
  1. Food and lodging provided in addition to money
    "they worked for $30 and found"
Adjective: found  fawnd
  1. Come upon unexpectedly or after searching
    "found art"; "the lost-and-found department"
Verb: find (found)  fInd
  1. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    "We find this idea in Plato";
    - happen, chance, bump, encounter
     
  2. Determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    "We found traces of lead in the paint";
    - detect, observe, discover, notice
     
  3. Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!";
    - regain
     
  4. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"; "find the product of two numbers";
    - determine, find out, ascertain
     
  5. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuition, or indefinite grounds
    "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining";
    - feel
     
  6. Perceive or be contemporaneous with
    "We found Republicans winning the offices";
    - witness, see
     
  7. Get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener";
    - line up, get hold, come up
     
  8. Make a discovery, make a new finding
    "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle";
    - discover
     
  9. Determine following investigation
    "She found that he had lied to her";
    - discover
     
  10. Obtain through effort or management
    "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
     
  11. Decide on and make a declaration about
    "find someone guilty";
    - rule
     
  12. Be subject to a specified treatment or analysis
    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation";
    - receive, get, obtain, incur
     
  13. Perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
    "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
     
  14. Get or get back; recover the use of
    "She found her voice and replied quickly";
    - recover, retrieve, regain
     
  15. Succeed in reaching; arrive at
    "The arrow found its mark"
     
  16. Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
    "My son went to Berkeley to find himself";
    - find oneself

See also:
foumart
foundation

Anagrams containing the word found

fnoud dfoun ndfou undfo oundf