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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.
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Origin of found

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, founden, funden, fonden, from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre “to lay a foundation,” derivative of fundus “bottom, foundation”

Other definitions for found (2 of 3)

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[ found ]
/ faʊnd /

verb
simple past tense and past participle of find.
adjective
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.
noun
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)

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[ found ]
/ faʊnd /

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

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English founden, funden “to mix ingredients (in cooking),” from Middle French fondre “to melt, smelt, cast,” from Latin fundere “to pour (liquid from a container), empty, melt, cast”
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British Dictionary definitions for found (1 of 3)

found1
/ (faʊnd) /

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)

British Dictionary definitions for found (2 of 3)

found2
/ (faʊnd) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for found (3 of 3)

found3
/ (faʊnd) /

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
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