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.
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Idioms for find
Origin of find
OTHER WORDS FROM findfind·a·ble, adjectivere·find, verb (used with object), re·found, re·find·ing.
Words nearby find
Example sentences from the Web for find
The new find suggests that at least some signals that look like short GRBs are in fact magnetar flares.Exploding neutron star proves to be energy standout of the cosmos|Lisa Grossman|February 12, 2021|Science News For Students
The Daily Telegraph and Illustrated London News also covered his finds enthusiastically.What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility|Annalee Newitz|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
He takes his Instagram followers along for the ride, feeding them a steady stream of photos of his finds, along with an occasional look at how he returned them to their former glory.Amateur Baltimore historian unearths new passion for archaeology|Angela Roberts|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
A round stone excavated at Israel’s Tabun Cave in the 1960s represents the oldest known grinding or rubbing tool, say researchers who scrutinized the 350,000-year-old find.The oldest known abrading tool was used around 350,000 years ago|Bruce Bower|January 21, 2021|Science News
More recently, Google introduced Product Shipping rich results in response to increased online shopping, and Home Activities to help individuals in lockdown find exercises and activities to do at home.How to use schema markup to make an impression in search|Martha van Berkel|January 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
We won't find out this season, though it comes up occasionally.
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?
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.
I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The sailors sometimes use it to fry their meat, for want of butter, and find it agreeable enough.
Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
But you will find most colleges and most college societies bar religious instruction and discussion.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
But one thing remained for Felipe now, If Ramona lived, he would find her, and restore to her this her rightful property.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for find
verb finds, finding or found (faʊnd) (mainly tr)
Derived forms of findfindable, adjective
Word Origin for find
Idioms and Phrases with find
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)