found

1
[found]

verb

simple past tense and past participle of find.
equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found.

adjective

British. provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found.

noun

something that is provided or furnished without charge, especially meals given a domestic: Maid wanted, good salary and found.

Nearby words

  1. foulmart,
  2. foulmouthed,
  3. foulness,
  4. fouls,
  5. foumart,
  6. found art,
  7. found object,
  8. found poem,
  9. foundation,
  10. foundation day

found

2
[found]

verb (used with object)

to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence: to found a new publishing company.
to lay the lowest part of (a structure) on a firm base or ground: a house founded on solid rock.
to base or ground (usually followed by on or upon): a story founded on fact.
to provide a basis or ground for.

Origin of found

2
1250–1300; Middle English founden < Old French fonder < Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus bottom, foundation

found

3
[found]

verb (used with object)

to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
to form or make (an article) of molten material in a mold; cast.

Origin of found

3
1350–1400; Middle English fonden < Middle French fondre to melt, cast < Latin fundere to pour, melt, cast

find

[fahynd]

verb (used with object), found, find·ing.

to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street.
to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment; to find happiness.
to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced): I can't find my blue socks.
to discover or perceive after consideration: to find something to be true.
to gain or regain the use of: His anger finally helped him find his tongue.
to ascertain by study or calculation: to find the sum of several numbers.
to feel or perceive: He finds it so.
to become aware of, or discover (oneself), as being in a condition or location: After a long illness, he found himself well again. She woke to find herself at home.
to discover: Columbus found America in 1492.
Law.
  1. to determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.
  2. to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
to provide or furnish: Bring blankets and we'll find the rest of the equipment for the trip.
South Midland and Southern U.S. (of farm animals) to give birth to: The brown cow found a calf yesterday.

verb (used without object), found, find·ing.

to determine an issue after judicial inquiry: The jury found for the plaintiff.
British Hunting. to come upon game.

noun

an act of finding or discovering.
something found; a discovery, especially a valuable or gratifying one: Our cook was a find.
Hunting. a discovery of game, especially foxes.

Verb Phrases

find out,
  1. to discover or confirm the truth of (something).
  2. to detect or expose, as a crime or offense.
  3. to uncover the true nature, identity, or intentions of (someone): They found him out before he could launch the rebellion.

Origin of find

before 900; Middle English finden, Old English findan; cognate with German finden, Dutch vinden, Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan

Related formsfind·a·ble, adjectivere·find, verb (used with object), re·found, re·find·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for found

found

1

verb

the past tense and past participle of find

adjective

furnished, or fitted outthe boat is well found
British with meals, heating, bed linen, etc, provided without extra charge (esp in the phrase all found)

verb

(tr) to bring into being, set up, or establish (something, such as an institution, society, etc)
(tr) to build or establish the foundation or basis of
(also intr; foll by on or upon) to have a basis (in); depend (on)

Word Origin for found

C13: from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus bottom

verb (tr)

to cast (a material, such as metal or glass) by melting and pouring into a mould
to shape or make (articles) in this way; cast

Word Origin for found

C14: from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere to melt

find

verb finds, finding or found (faʊnd) (mainly tr)

to meet with or discover by chance
to discover or obtain, esp by search or effortto find happiness
(may take a clause as object) to become aware of; realizehe found that nobody knew
(may take a clause as object) to regard as being; considerI find this wine a little sour
to look for and point out (something to be criticized)to find fault
(also intr) law to determine an issue after judicial inquiry and pronounce a verdict (upon)the court found the accused guilty
to regain (something lost or not functioning)to find one's tongue
to reach (a target)the bullet found its mark
to provide, esp with difficultywe'll find room for you too
to be able to payI can't find that amount of money
find oneself to realize and accept one's real character; discover one's true vocation
find one's feet to become capable or confident, as in a new job

noun

a person, thing, etc, that is found, esp a valuable or fortunate discovery
Derived Formsfindable, adjective

Word Origin for find

Old English findan; related to Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan, Old High German fintan to find

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Word Origin and History for found
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Idioms and Phrases with found

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

also see:

  • hard way (find out the)
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