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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. 
  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]: 
 
  Finding  \Find"ing\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  found  come  upon  or  provided;  esp.  (pl.), 
  that  which  a  journeyman  artisan  finds  or  provides  for 
  himself;  as  tools,  trimmings,  etc 
 
  When  a  man  hath  been  laboring  .  .  .  in  the  deep 
  mines  of  knowledge,  hath  furnished  out  his  findings 
  in  all  their  equipage.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Support;  maintenance;  that  which  is  provided  for  one 
  expence;  provision. 
 
  3.  (Law)  The  result  of  a  judicial  examination  or  inquiry, 
  especially  into  some  matter  of  fact  a  verdict;  as  the 
  finding  of  a  jury.  --Burrill. 
 
  After  his  friends  finding  and  his  rent.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  finding 
  n  1:  the  act  of  determining  the  properties  of  something  [syn:  {determination}] 
  2:  the  decision  of  a  court  on  issues  of  fact  or  law 
  3:  something  that  is  found  "the  findings  in  the 
  gastrointestinal  tract  indicate  that  he  died  several  hours 
  after  dinner";  "an  area  rich  in  archaelogical  findings" 




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