verb (used with object), found, find·ing.
- to determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.
- to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
verb (used without object), found, find·ing.
- to discover or confirm the truth of (something).
- to detect or expose, as a crime or offense.
- to uncover the true nature, identity, or intentions of (someone): They found him out before he could launch the rebellion.
- find fault,
- find it in one's heart,
- find one's bearings,
- find one's way,
- find oneself
Origin of find
Examples from the Web for find
In the end, I find it never fails to modernize even the most dramatic things.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What criticisms of last season did you find helpful, and not so helpful?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But as you get older, I find I get more tunes and I have to work harder at the words.
I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
With Ebola still raging in West Africa, the race to find a vaccine is heating up.
Somehow he had expected to find her there, and he watched her again, as he had done through Pre Antoine's vines.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin
Her eyes might find no blemish in his person, and Love knocked upon her heart, requiring her to love, since her time had come.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
The monotheism which we find in Greece and India generally took this form.The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton
We find, then, that even for this remaining division of human activities, scientific culture is the proper preparation.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
"To find out who they are is what is going to worry us," added Benton.The Slayer Of souls|Robert Chambers
verb finds, finding or found (faʊnd) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for find
Old English findan "come upon, meet with, discover; obtain by search or study" (class III strong verb; past tense fand, past participle funden), from Proto-Germanic *finthan "to come upon, discover" (cf. Old Saxon findan, Old Frisian finda, Old Norse finna, Middle Dutch vinden, Old High German findan, German finden, Gothic finþan), originally "to come upon."
The Germanic word is from PIE root *pent- "to tread, go" (cf. Old High German fendeo "pedestrian;" Sanskrit panthah "path, way;" Avestan panta "way;" Greek pontos "open sea," patein "to tread, walk;" Latin pons (genitive pontis) "bridge;" Old Church Slavonic poti "path," peta "heel;" Russian put' "path, way"). To find out "to discover by scrutiny" is from 1550s (Middle English had a verb, outfinden, c.1300).
"person or thing discovered," 1825, from find (v.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with find
- find fault
- find it in one's heart
- find one's bearings
- find oneself
- find one's way
- find out
- find true north
- hard way (find out the)