found

\ ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce found (audio) \

Definition of found

 (Entry 1 of 5)

past tense and past participle of find

found

adjective

Definition of found (Entry 2 of 5)

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

found

noun

Definition of found (Entry 3 of 5)

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

found

verb (1)
founded; founding; founds

Definition of found (Entry 4 of 5)

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

found

verb
founded; founding; founds

Definition of found (Entry 5 of 5)

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of found

Adjective

1758, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1830, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for found

Adjective

from past participle of find entry 1

Noun

from past participle of find entry 1

Verb (1)

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

Verb

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 hu-n-d-, present tense derivative of heu̯d- "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 heu̯- "pour," whence Greek chéō, cheîn "to pour, shed," Tocharian B kewu "I will pour," Sanskrit juhoti "(s/he) pours, sacrifices"

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“Found.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/found. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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Kids Definition of found

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of find

found

verb
\ ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce found (audio) \
founded; founding

Kids Definition of found (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Legal Definition of found

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past and past participle of find

found

transitive verb

Legal Definition of found (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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