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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  7. 
 
  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 
  Times. 
 
  Nothing  a  day  and  find  yourself  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Find  \Find\,  v.  i.  (Law) 
  To  determine  an  issue  of  fact  and  to  declare  such  a 
  determination  to  a  court;  as  the  jury  find  for  the 
  plaintiff.  --Burrill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Find  \Find\,  n. 
  Anything  found  a  discovery  of  anything  valuable;  especially, 
  a  deposit,  discovered  by  arch[ae]ologists,  of  objects  of 
  prehistoric  or  unknown  origin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  find 
  n  1:  a  productive  insight  [syn:  {discovery},  {breakthrough}] 
  2:  the  act  of  discovering  something  [syn:  {discovery},  {uncovering}] 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {happen}, 
  {chance},  {hit},  {bump},  {encounter}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {detect},  {observe}, 
  {discover},  {notice}] 
  3:  come  upon  after  searching;  find  the  location  of  something 
  that  was  missed  or  lost;  "Did  you  find  your  glasses?"  "I 
  cannot  find  my  gloves!"  [syn:  {regain}]  [ant:  {lose}] 
  4:  after  a  calculation,  investigation,  experiment,  or  study; 
  "find  the  product  of  two  numbers";  "The  physicist  who 
  found  the  elusive  particle  won  the  Nobel  Prize"  [syn:  {determine}, 
  {find  out},  {ascertain}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {feel}] 
  6:  perceive  with  any  or  all  of  one's  senses  "We  found 
  Republicans  winning  the  offices";  "You'll  see  a  lot  of 
  cheating  in  this  school";  give  rise  to  or  be  characterized 
  by  "The  1960  saw  the  rebellion  of  the  younger  generation 
  against  established  traditions"  [syn:  {witness},  {see}] 
  7:  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  type  the  urgent 
  letter"  [syn:  {line  up},  {get  hold},  {come  up}] 
  8:  make  a  discovery,  make  a  new  finding;  "Roentgen  discovered 
  X-rays";  "Darwin  found  many  new  species  on  the  Galapagos 
  Islands"  [syn:  {discover}] 
  9:  make  a  discovery;  "She  found  that  he  had  lied  to  her";  "The 
  story  is  false,  so  far  as  I  can  discover"  [syn:  {discover}] 
  10:  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" 
  11:  decide  on  and  make  a  declaration  about  "find  someone 
  guilty"  [syn:  {rule}] 
  12:  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"  [syn:  {receive}, 
  {get},  {obtain},  {incur}] 
  13:  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" 
  14:  get  or  find  back  recover  the  use  of  "She  regained  control 
  of  herself";  "She  found  her  voice  and  replied  quickly" 
  [syn:  {recover},  {retrieve},  {regain}] 
  15:  succeed  in  reaching;  arrive  at  "The  arrrow  found  its  mark" 
  16:  become  aware  of  who  one  is  and  what  one  wants  to  do  in  life; 
  "My  son  went  to  Berkeley  to  find  himself" 




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