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.
Other definitions for found (2 of 3)
simple past tense and past participle of find.
equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found.
provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found.
something that is provided or furnished without charge, especially meals given a domestic: Maid wanted, good salary and found.
Other definitions for found (3 of 3)
to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
to form or make (an article) of molten material in a mold; cast.
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How to use found in a sentence
Archer was co-founded in 2018 by Adam Goldstein and Brett Adcock, who sold their software-as-a-service company Vettery to The Adecco Group for more than $100 million.With a reported deal in the wings for Joby Aviation, electric aircraft soars to $10B business | Jonathan Shieber | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes, a popular vocal trio of the 1960s that had 12 No.Mary Wilson, original member of Motown’s chart-topping Supremes, dies at 76 | Matt Schudel | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
The production company is Higher Ground — the venture founded by the Obamas in partnership with Netflix — which recently announced a slate of new projects for the streaming company.Michelle Obama’s ‘Waffles + Mochi,’ a Culinary Kids Show, Will Premiere March 16 on Netflix | Jenny G. Zhang | February 9, 2021 | Eater
Among the female founders who succeeded in raising last year, Everlywell, the at-home lab-testing startup founded by CEO Julia Cheek, claimed the top deal of the year for a startup founded by a women-only team, with a $175 million Series D round.Female founders’ share of venture capital funding shrank to 2.2% in 2020 | Emma Hinchliffe | February 8, 2021 | Fortune
Before joining Amazon, Pinkham had founded South Africa’s first-ever internet service provider, Internet Africa in 1993.The South African origins of Andy Jassy’s profitable Amazon division | Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu | February 7, 2021 | Quartz
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
But in the case of black women, another study found no lack of interest.
“I found him to to be an interesting person,” Krauss said of the first impression.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As it happened, the coup members found the State House “fortified with additional soldiers.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country | Jacob Siegel | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fibrinous casts are characteristic of fibrinous bronchitis, but may also be found in diphtheria of the smaller bronchi.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
After we had passed over this desert, we found several garisons to defend the caravans from the violence of the Tartars.
Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
The "new world" was really found in the wonder-years of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for found (1 of 3)
the past tense and past participle of find
furnished, or fitted out: the boat is well found
British with meals, heating, bed linen, etc, provided without extra charge (esp in the phrase all found)
British Dictionary definitions for found (2 of 3)
(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)
British Dictionary definitions for found (3 of 3)
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
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