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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Found \Found\, imp. & p. p. of {Find}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Found \Found\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.] To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. "Whereof to found their engines." --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Found \Found\, noun A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Found \Found\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st {Bottom}, and cf. {Founder}, verb (used without an object), {Fund}.]

1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.

I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. --Shak.

A man that all his time Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. --Shak.

It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt. vii. 25.

2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family.

There they shall found Their government, and their great senate choose. --Milton.

Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See {Predicate}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Find \Find\ (f[imac]nd), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Found} (found); p. pr. & vb. n. {Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi'ptein to fall, Skr. pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]

1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.

Searching the window for a flint, I found This paper, thus sealed up. --Shak.

In woods and forests thou art found. --Cowley.

2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." --Shak.

The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley.

3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost. (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom. (b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance. (c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means. (d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.

Seek, and ye shall find. --Matt. vii. 7.

Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron.

4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.

Wages [pounds]14 and all found. --London Times.

Nothing a day and find yourself. --Dickens.

5. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.

To find his title with some shows of truth. --Shak.

{To find out}, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) -- to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand. "Canst thou by searching find out God?" --Job. xi. 7. "We do hope to find out all your tricks." --Milton.

{To find fault with}, to blame; to censure.

{To find one's self}, to be; to fare; -- often used in speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this morning?

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department" [ant: {lost}]


1: food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"


1: set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" [syn: {establish}, {set up}, {found}, {launch}] [ant: {abolish}, {get rid of}]

2: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department" [syn: {establish}, {found}, {plant}, {constitute}, {institute}]

3: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation" [syn: {establish}, {base}, {ground}, {found}]

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