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\ˈfau̇nd\

Definition of found

  1. past and past participle of find




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found

adjective

Definition of found

  1. 1 :  having all usual, standard, or reasonably expected equipment <the boat comes fully found, ready to go — Holiday>

  2. 2 :  presented as or incorporated into an artistic work essentially as found <sculpture of fabric, wood, and other found materials — Hilton Kramer>



1793

First Known Use of found

1793

Rhymes with found


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found

noun

Definition of found

  1. :  free food and lodging in addition to wages <they're paid $175 a month and foundNew Yorker>



1830

First Known Use of found

1830


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found

verb

Definition of found

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take the first steps in building

  3. 2 :  to set or ground on something solid :  base

  4. 3 :  to establish (as an institution) often with provision for future maintenance



Origin of found

Middle English, from Anglo-French funder, fonder, from Latin fundare, from fundus bottom — more at bottom


First Known Use: 13th century


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found

verb

Definition of found

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to melt (as metal) and pour into a mold



Origin of found

Middle French fondre to pour, melt, from Latin fundere; akin to Old English gēotan to pour, Greek chein


First Known Use: 1562



FOUND Defined for Kids

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found

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Definition of found for Students

  1. past and past participle of find




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found

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verb \ˈfau̇nd\

Definition of found for Students

foundedfounding

  1. :  to begin or create :  establish <This town was founded in 1886.>




Law Dictionary

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found

  1. past and past part of find




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found

transitive verb

Legal Definition of found

  1. :  to establish (as an institution) often with provision for future maintenance





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