- to determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.
- to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
- 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.
Idioms about find
Origin of find
OTHER WORDS FROM findfind·a·ble, adjectivere·find, verb (used with object), re·found, re·find·ing.
How to use find in a sentence
YSL holds a strong high-end aesthetic from the brands clothing pieces to its beauty finds, and its Holiday collection isn’t any diffrent.Zoe Kravits Chats About The Holiday YSL Beauty Collection|Nandi Howard|November 20, 2020|Essence.com
A prominent quantum physicist, who happened to have complex dreams he could remember with ease, was an extraordinary find.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The find comes from the discovery of a new fossil of one of the earliest “true” sauropods in Argentinian Patagonia.How massive long-necked dinosaurs rose to rule the Jurassic herbivores|Carolyn Gramling|November 18, 2020|Science News
Another interesting find was that only 5 percent of at-home workers reported being less productive.The Pandemic’s Unlikely Revelation: Closet Offices|Joshua Eferighe|November 17, 2020|Ozy
Most of the others were collected after being caught in fishing boats’ nets, making the recent undamaged find special.Giant squid that washed ashore in South Africa is a rare glimpse of the deep-sea creature|Heather Djunga|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
What is it that often makes it so much harder for the soul to refind God when she is enclosed in the male body?The Prodigal Returns|Lilian Staveley
Mine is the earth, thine the refind fire;I am mortal, thou divine; then soul mount higher.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
This kind never go forth again; once they refind the ark of the covenant there they abide.The Imperialist|(a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
Mr. Ayres efforts to refind his man proved utterly futile, and nothing was left to him but to notify his chief.
Presently he'll refind it and the road leads back to Phyllis.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for find
Derived forms of findfindable, adjective
Word Origin for find
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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
- hard way (find out the)