- find true north,
- finder's fee,
- finders keepers, losers weepers,
- finders, keepers,
- fine and dandy,
- fine art,
- fine arts
Origin of finding
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.
Origin of find
Examples from the Web for finding
And there is definitely something to finding solace in food, familiarity, and memory.
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Finding a smuggler in Ventimiglia is easier than finding good food.
Finding the common bonds that help us realize that we have far more in common than that which separates us.
“We were finding people in possession of thousands of paper prescriptions,” he said.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic|Dale Eisinger|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finding that the propeller would now work, Captain Williamson gave orders for full speed astern.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
It is a very peculiar species, and some difficulty has been found in finding it a place.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.|John MacGillivray
What if I should be led into betraying my feelings on finding myself under no other eye than her own!The Woman in the Alcove|Anna Katharine Green
Diamond had not seen the lightning, for he had been intent on finding the face of North Wind.At the Back of the North Wind|George MacDonald
Finding no notice, I found the place at last, after a good deal of difficulty.Broke|Edwin A. Brown
verb finds, finding or found (faʊnd) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for find
c.1300, "an abandoned child," verbal noun from find (v.). Cf. foundling. Later, "a discovery; that which is found out" (1590s). Meaning "result of a judicial examination" is from 1859. Related: Findings.
"person or thing discovered," 1825, from find (v.).
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).
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)