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\ ˈfau̇nd \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of found

  • past tense and past participle of find

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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

Origin and Etymology of found

from past participle of 1find


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noun

Definition of found

:free food and lodging in addition to wages
  • they're paid $175 a month and found
  • New Yorker

Origin and Etymology of found

from past participle of 1find


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verb

Definition of found

transitive verb
1 :to take the first steps in building
2 :to set or ground on something solid :base
3 :to establish (something) often with provision for future maintenance
  • found an institution

Origin and Etymology of found

Middle English founden, borrowed from Anglo-French fonder, funder, going back to Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus "bottom, base, foundation" — more at 1bottom


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verb

Definition of found

transitive verb
:to melt (a material, such as metal) and pour into a mold

Origin and Etymology of found

borrowed from Middle French fondre "to melt, cast," going back to Old French, going back to Latin fundere "to pour, shed, cast, send forth, disperse," going back to Indo-European *ǵhu-n-d-, present tense derivative of *ǵheu̯d- "pour" (also Germanic, in Old English gēotan "to pour, shed," Old High German giozan, Old Norse gjóta "to drop, throw, give birth [of animals]," Gothic giutan "to pour"), extended form of Indo-European *ǵheu̯- "pour," whence Greek chéō, cheîn "to pour, shed," Tocharian B kewu "I will pour," Sanskrit juhoti "(s/he) pours, sacrifices"


FOUND Defined for Kids

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Definition of found for Students

  • past tense and past participle of find

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verb \ ˈfau̇nd \

Definition of found for Students

founded; founding
:to begin or create :establish
  • This town was founded in 1886.

Law Dictionary

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legal Definition of found

  • past and past participle of find

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transitive verb

legal Definition of found

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


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