found

8 ENTRIES FOUND:

1found

\ˈfand\

Definition of FOUND

past and past participle of find

2found

adjective

Definition of FOUND

1
:  having all usual, standard, or reasonably expected equipment <the boat comes fully found, ready to go — Holiday>
2
:  presented as or incorporated into an artistic work essentially as found <sculpture of fabric, wood, and other found materials — Hilton Kramer>

First Known Use of FOUND

1793

3found

noun

Definition of FOUND

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

First Known Use of FOUND

1830

4found

transitive verb

Definition of FOUND

1
:  to take the first steps in building
2
:  to set or ground on something solid :  base
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

5found

transitive verb

Definition of FOUND

:  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

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