- 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 founding
Should old acquaintance be forgot, just remember a few of the resolutions the Founding Fathers (would have) made this year.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
Soon, for the first time since its 1914 founding, the magazine stopped publishing unsigned editorials.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple
December 9, 2014
From its founding in 1914, The New Republic has been the flagship and forum of American liberalism.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine
December 5, 2014
John Prendergast is the founding director of the Enough Project (enoughproject.org).Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War
December 3, 2014
Cirque du Soleil obviously sprang to startling success with a variety of shows since its 1987 founding.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus
November 27, 2014
They must proceed, in fact, as if they were founding a great city on a hostile soil.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
The founding or endowing of universities and public libraries by gift or bequest.The Devil's Dictionary
Read at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the state of Kansas.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Was there any other problem beyond that of founding the real Republic?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
They may be the happiest of men, but our principal aim in founding the State was not to make them happy.The Republic
- 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 founding
"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."