- simple past tense and past participle of find.
- equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found.
- 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.
- something that is provided or furnished without charge, especially meals given a domestic: Maid wanted, good salary and found.
- to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence: to found a new publishing company.
- to lay the lowest part of (a structure) on a firm base or ground: a house founded on solid rock.
- to base or ground (usually followed by on or upon): a story founded on fact.
- to provide a basis or ground for.
Origin of found2
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- to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
- to form or make (an article) of molten material in a mold; cast.
Origin of found3
Examples from the Web for founded
Carl Sandler, who founded Mister in 2012, previously founded Daddyhunt.com and worked at Gay.com.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
EURO was founded by David Duke, the ex-Klansman who ran for Louisiana governor in 1991.Racists Melt Down Over Steve Scalise
December 30, 2014
The United States was not founded as a Christian nation, no matter how many zealots wish it had been.Why I’m for the War on Christmas
December 23, 2014
Founded by German monks in present-day Old Town Stockholm, Zum Franziskaner has become a legend amongst locals and tourists.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
The man—a Democrat—who founded the Carlyle Group explains why he gives it away.Patriotic Philanthropy: Not an Oxymoron
November 27, 2014
Of the original monastery, founded in 1140, hardly a trace remains.In the Heart of Vosges
Because it must be founded in good nature, and directed by a right heart.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Secondly, I cannot perceive any force in the arguments on which this theory is founded.
The play is founded on the old classical story of Apollo and Daphne.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
As I think I have remarked elsewhere, the Republic is founded on the plough.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
- the past tense and past participle of find
- furnished, or fitted outthe boat is well found
- British with meals, heating, bed linen, etc, provided without extra charge (esp in the phrase all found)
- (tr) to bring into being, set up, or establish (something, such as an institution, society, etc)
- (tr) to build or establish the foundation or basis of
- (also intr; foll by on or upon) to have a basis (in); depend (on)
- to cast (a material, such as metal or glass) by melting and pouring into a mould
- to shape or make (articles) in this way; cast
Word Origin and History for founded
"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.
"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."