refound

re·​found | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce refound (audio) \

Definition of refound

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of refind

It doesn't look like their refound marital bliss will last very long …— Rebecca Keane

refound

verb
re·​found | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce refound (audio) \
refounded; refounding

Definition of refound (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to found (something) again After being almost totally destroyed, Carthage was refounded by Julius Caesar in 46 BC.— Christine Drake The club, set up in 1904, collapsed and was refounded as Napoli Soccer.— Nick Clark

Other Words from refound

Verb

refoundation \ (ˌ)rē-​fau̇n-​ˈdā-​shən How to pronounce refound (audio) \ noun, plural refoundations
… its octagonal baptistery is even earlier, dating back to the fifth-century refoundation of the town … The Telegraph (United Kingdom)
refounder noun, plural refounders
the city's refounders

First Known Use of refound

Verb

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

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“Refound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refound. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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