1. food and lodging provided in addition to money;
- Example: "they worked for $30 and found"
1. set up or found;
- Example: "She set up a literacy program"
[syn: establish, set up, found, launch]
2. set up or lay the groundwork for;
- Example: "establish a new department"
[syn: establish, found, plant, constitute, institute]
3. use as a basis for; found on;
- Example: "base a claim on some observation"
[syn: establish, base, ground, found]
1. come upon unexpectedly or after searching;
- Example: "found art"
- Example: "the lost-and-found department"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Found \Found\, imp. & p. p. of Find. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Found \Found\, n. A thin, single-cut file for combmakers. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A man that all his time Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt. vii. 25. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] There they shall found Their government, and their great senate choose. --Milton. Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See Predicate. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Find \Find\ (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found (found); p. pr. & vb. n. Finding.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi`ptein 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. [1913 Webster] Searching the window for a flint, I found This paper, thus sealed up. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In woods and forests thou art found. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Seek, and ye shall find. --Matt. vii. 7. [1913 Webster] Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money. [1913 Webster] Wages [pounds]14 and all found. --London Times. [1913 Webster] Nothing a day and find yourself. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] To find his title with some shows of truth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) -- to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand. "Canst thou by searching find out God?" --Job. xi. 7. "We do hope to find out all your tricks." --Milton. To find fault with, to blame; to censure. To find one's self, to be; to fare; -- often used in speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this morning? [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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