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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]: 
 
  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 
  {Predicate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  found 
  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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