Find vs. Found

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Difference Between Find and Found

Findverb

To come upon, often by accident; meet with

found a dime on the floor.

Foundverb

To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence

The college was founded in 1872.

Findverb

To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort

finally found the leak in the pipe.

Foundverb

To establish the foundation or basis of; base

found a theory on firm evidence.

Findverb

To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study

found a solution.find the product of two numbers.found that it didn't really matter.

Foundverb

To melt (metal) and pour into a mold.

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Findverb

To perceive to be, after experience or consideration

found the gadget surprisingly useful.found the book entertaining.

Foundverb

To make (objects) by pouring molten material into a mold.

Findverb

To experience or feel

found comfort in her smile.

Foundverb

Past tense and past participle of find.

Findverb

To recover (something lost)

found her keys.

Foundverb

simple past tense and past participle of find

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Findverb

To recover the use of; regain

found my voice and replied.

Foundverb

(transitive) To start (an institution or organization).

Findverb

To succeed in reaching; arrive at

The dart found its mark.

Foundverb

(transitive) To begin building.

Findverb

To obtain or acquire by effort

found the money by economizing.

Foundverb

To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.

Findverb

To decide on and make a declaration about

The jury deliberated and found a verdict of guilty.

Foundverb

To form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould; to cast.

Findverb

To furnish; supply

We can find a bed for you somewhere in the house.

Foundnoun

(obsolete) Food and lodging; board.

Findverb

To bring (oneself) to an awareness of what one truly wishes to be and do in life.

Foundnoun

food and lodging provided in addition to money;

they worked for $30 and found

Findverb

To perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition

found herself at home that night.found himself drawn to the stranger.

Foundverb

set up or found;

She set up a literacy program

Findverb

To come to a legal decision or verdict

The jury found for the defendant.

Foundverb

set up or lay the groundwork for;

establish a new department

Findnoun

The act of finding.

Foundverb

use as a basis for; found on;

base a claim on some observation

Findnoun

Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery

The Rosetta stone was a providential archaeological find.

Foundadjective

come upon unexpectedly or after searching;

found artthe lost-and-found department

Findverb

(transitive) To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.

Findverb

(transitive) To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.

I found my car keys. They were under the couch.

Findverb

(transitive) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.

Water is found to be a compound substance.

Findverb

(transitive) To gain, as the object of desire or effort.

to find leisure; to find means

Findverb

(transitive) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.

Looks like he found a new vehicle for himself!

Findverb

(transitive) To point out.

He kept finding faults with my work.

Findverb

(transitive) To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.

I find your argument unsatisfactory.

Findverb

(transitive) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.

to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person

Findverb

To supply; to furnish.

to find food for workmen

Findverb

To provide for

He finds his nephew in money.

Findverb

To determine or judge.

The jury finds for the defendant.

Findverb

To discover game.

Findnoun

Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.

Findnoun

The act of finding.

Findnoun

a productive insight

Findnoun

the act of discovering something

Findverb

come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

We find this idea in PlatoI happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from hereShe chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day

Findverb

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;

She detected high levels of lead in her drinking waterWe found traces of lead in the paint

Findverb

come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost;

Did you find your glasses?I cannot find my gloves!

Findverb

after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;

find the product of two numbersThe physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

Findverb

come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds;

I feel that he doesn't like meI find him to be obnoxiousI found the movie rather entertaining

Findverb

perceive or be contemporaneous with;

We found Republicans winning the officesYou'll see a lot of cheating in this schoolI want to see resultsThe 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditionsI want to see results

Findverb

get something or somebody for a specific purpose;

I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle openerI got hold of these tools to fix our plumbingThe chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter

Findverb

make a discovery, make a new finding;

Roentgen discovered X-raysPhysicists believe they found a new elementary particle

Findverb

make a discovery;

She found that he had lied to herThe story is false, so far as I can discover

Findverb

obtain through effort or management;

She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parentsWe found the money to send our sons to college

Findverb

decide on and make a declaration about;

find someone guilty

Findverb

receive a specified treatment (abstract);

These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretationHis movie received a good reviewI got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

Findverb

perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place;

I found myself in a difficult situationWhen he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room

Findverb

get or find back; recover the use of;

She regained control of herselfShe found her voice and replied quickly

Findverb

succeed in reaching; arrive at;

The arrrow found its mark

Findverb

accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation;

My son went to Berkeley to find himself