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Definitions of find

  1. after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a productive insight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of discovering something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrrow found its mark" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to the urgent letter" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To discover; obtain by searching; learn by experiment; meet by accident; regain, as something lost; supply. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. The discovery of something valuable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Found. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Finding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. To come upon or meet with; to discover or arrive at; to perceive; to experience; to supply; -pr.p. finding; pa.t and pa.p. found. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. FINDER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To discover; perceive; supply. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To discover accidentally or by search or study; learn by experience; perceive; ascertain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To decide judicially. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. To furnish; provide; support. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Finder, finding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Something found. To find one's self, to be; to fare in regard to ease or pain, health or sickness. To find in, to supply or to furnish with. To find out, to discover; to sound; to understand; to comprehend; to detect. To find fault with, to censure. To find a bill, to establish grounds of accusation, as by grand jury. To find a ship's trim, to discover how she shall best sail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. To discover; to fall in with; to discover by seeking; to discover by study, experiment, or trial; to gain; to perceive; to detect; to enjoy; to discover and declare; to supply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To discover; to recover; to regain something lost; to gain or have; to furnish or supply; to arrive at; to determine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. Discovery; thing found. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. To discover; to determine; to ascertain and declare. To announce a conclusion,as the result of judicial investigation, ui>on a disputed fact or state of facts; as ajury are said to "find a will." To determine a controversy in favor of one of the parties;as a jury "find for the plaintiff." State v. Bulkeley, 01 Conn. 2S7, 23 Atl. 180, 14 L. R. A.657; Weeks v. Trask, 81 Me. 127, 16 Atl. 413, 2 L. R. A. 532; Southern Bell Tel., etc.,Co. v. Watts, 66 Fed. 460, 13 C. C. A. 579. thelawdictionary.org
  46. f[=i]nd, v.t. to come upon or meet with: to discover or arrive at: to perceive: to experience: to supply: to determine after judicial inquiry:--pr.p. f[=i]nd'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. found.--ns. FIND'ER; FIND'-FAULT (Shak.), one who finds fault with another; FIND'ING, act of one who finds: that which is found: a judicial verdict: (pl.) the appliances which some workmen have to supply, esp. of shoemakers--everything save leather.--FIND ONE IN (something), to supply one with something; FIND ONE'S ACCOUNT (in anything), to find satisfactory profit or advantage in it; FIND ONE'S LEGS, to rise, or to recover the use of one's legs, as after being drunk, &c.; FIND ONE'S SELF, to feel, as regards health, happiness, &c.; FIND OUT, to discover. [A.S. findan; Ger. finden.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. (found), & n. Come across, fall in with, light upon, (was found dead; we f. St John saying; administer the law as you f. it; found a treasure); obtain, receive, (f. favour, mercy, one\'s ACCOUNT in; f. one\'s feet; get the use of them, develop one\'s powers); recognize as present, acknowledge or discover to be so-&-so, (If. no sense in it, f. the terms reasonable; how do you f. yourself?); discover by trial to be or do or (that) or to (has been found wanting; finds rest agreeable; is found to pay; I find it pays, pay, or to pay, or that it pays; f. it impossible, necessary, to-); discover by search; discover (game), discover game, in hunting; f. oneself, discover one\'s vocation; succeed in obtaining (money, bail, sureties; can\'t f. time to read; found courage to-; could f. it in my heart to-, am inclined; f. expression, place, vent); come home to, reach the conscience of; ascertain by study or calculation or inquiry (f. one\'s way to, contrive to reach, arrive at); (Law) determine& declare (it, i.e. the offence, murder; person guilty &c.; that-; find true BILL), whence finding (2) n.; supply, provide, furnish, (they found him in clothes; hotel does not f. tea; all found, with all necessaries provided, of servants\' wages; f. oneself, provide for one\'s own needs); f. out, discover, devise, solve, detect in offence; hence findable a. (N.) finding of fox; discovery of treasure, minerals, &c.; sure f., place where something (esp. fox) is sure to be found. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. n. A discovery; a thing found; especially, a collection of coins found in any particular place. Cabinet Dictionary

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