verb \ˈfīnd\
found \ˈfand\ find·ing

Definition of FIND

transitive verb
a :  to come upon often accidentally :  encounter
b :  to meet with (a particular reception) <hoped to find favor>
a :  to come upon by searching or effort <must find a suitable person for the job>
b :  to discover by study or experiment <find an answer>
c :  to obtain by effort or management <find the time to study>
d :  attain, reach <the bullet found its mark>
a :  to discover by the intellect or the feelings :  experience <find much pleasure in your company>
b :  to perceive (oneself) to be in a certain place or condition
c :  to gain or regain the use or power of <trying to find his tongue>
d :  to bring (oneself) to a realization of one's powers or of one's proper sphere of activity <must help the student to find himself as an individual — N. M. Pusey>
a :  provide, supply
b :  to furnish (room and board) especially as a condition of employment
:  to determine and make a statement about <find a verdict> <found her guilty>
intransitive verb
:  to determine a case judicially by a verdict <find for the defendant>
find·able \ˈfīn-də-bəl\ adjective
find fault
:  to criticize unfavorably

Origin of FIND

Middle English, from Old English findan; akin to Old High German findan to find, Latin pont-, pons bridge, Greek pontos sea, Sanskrit patha way, course
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FIND



: something or someone that has been found; especially : a valuable person or thing that has been found or discovered

Full Definition of FIND

:  an act or instance of finding
:  something found: as
a :  a valuable discovery <an archaeological find>
b :  a person whose ability proves to be unexpectedly good

First Known Use of FIND


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