Related formsnon·find·ing, noun
Definition for finding (2 of 2)
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
Related formsfind·a·ble, adjectivere·find, verb (used with object), re·found, re·find·ing.
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
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
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
Finding no notice, I found the place at last, after a good deal of difficulty.Broke|Edwin A. Brown
British Dictionary definitions for finding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for finding (2 of 2)
verb finds, finding or found (faʊnd) (mainly tr)
Derived Formsfindable, adjective
Word Origin for find
Idioms and Phrases with finding
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)