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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Find \Find\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Found}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG.
findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth.
fin?an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. ? to fall, Skr.
pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]
1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the
first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or
unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.

Searching the window for a flint, I found This
paper, thus sealed up. --Shak.

In woods and forests thou art found. --Cowley.

2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to
experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings;
to detect; to feel. ``I find you passing gentle.'' --Shak.

The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley.

3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
(a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
(b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object
or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
(c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to
find leisure; to find means.
(d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.

Seek, and ye shall find. --Matt. vii.

Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron.

4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food
for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.

Wages [pounds]14 and all found. --London

Nothing a day and find yourself. --Dickens.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Found \Found\,
imp. & p. p. of {Find}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Found \Found\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Founding}.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]
To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to
cast. ``Whereof to found their engines.'' --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Found \Found\, n.
A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Found \Found\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Founding}.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See
1st {Bottom}, and cf. {Founder}, v. i., {Fund}.]
1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something
solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis,
literal or figurative; to fix firmly.

I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble,
founded as the rock. --Shak.

A man that all his time Hath founded his good
fortunes on your love. --Shak.

It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt.
vii. 25.

2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or
building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to
begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to
found a family.

There they shall found Their government, and their
great senate choose. --Milton.

Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the
lost-and-found department" [ant: {lost}]
n : food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked
for $30 and found"
v 1: set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" [syn: {establish},
{set up}, {launch}] [ant: {abolish}]
2: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new
department" [syn: {establish}, {plant}, {constitute}, {institute}]
3: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some
observation" [syn: {establish}, {base}, {ground}]

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