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.
Example sentences from the Web for find
First, an object must be findable there (or sure signs of such an object must be found) which shall agree with the opinion.The Meaning of Truth|William James
I suppose that in the files of old illustrated weeklies somewhere, a score of portraits must be findable.The Passionate Friends|Herbert George Wells
I have written to my bookseller to find for you, and send a complete edition of "Modern Painters," if findable.Hortus Inclusus|John Ruskin
If the old Ute could not find it, surely it is not findable.Meg of Mystery Mountain|Grace May North
Of this ultra-damned thing, there is no mention, findable by me, in any other publication.The Book of the Damned|Charles Fort
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)