food and lodging provided in addition to money
"they worked for $30 and found"
come upon unexpectedly or after searching
"found art"; "the lost-and-found department"
establish, set up, found, launch(verb)
set up or found
"She set up a literacy program"
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)
set up or lay the groundwork for
"establish a new department"
establish, base, ground, found(verb)
use as a basis for; found on
"base a claim on some observation"
imp. & p. p. of Find
to form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast
a thin, single-cut file for combmakers
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
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
Origin: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pa.t. and pa.p. of find.—n. Found′ling, a little child found deserted.—Foundling hospital, an institution where such are brought up.
fownd, v.t. to lay the bottom or foundation of: to establish on a basis: to originate: to endow.—v.i. to rely.—ns. Foundā′tion, the act of founding: the base of a building: the groundwork or basis: a permanent fund for a benevolent purpose or for some special object; Foundā′tioner, one supported from the funds or foundation of an institution; Foundā′tion-mus′lin, -net, gummed fabrics used for stiffening dresses and bonnets; Foundātion-stone, one of the stones forming the foundation of a building, esp. a stone laid with public ceremony; Found′er, one who founds, establishes, or originates: an endower:—fem. Found′ress. [Fr. fonder—L. fundāre, -ātum, to found—fundus, the bottom.]
fownd, v.t. to form by melting and pouring into a mould: to cast.—ns. Found′er, one who melts and casts metal, as a brassfounder; Found′ing, metal-casting; Found′ry, Found′ery, the art of founding or casting: the house where founding is carried on. [Fr. fondre—L. fundĕre, fusum, to pour.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'found' in Written Corpus Frequency: #441
Rank popularity for the word 'found' in Verbs Frequency: #551
The numerical value of found in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of found in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
When I was a young man I vowed never to marry until I found the ideal woman. Well, I found her but, alas, she was waiting for the ideal man.
There is no victim that has been found wearing a life jacket, we found a body at 8.20 a.m. and a life jacket at 10.32 a.m. so there was a time difference. This is the latest information we have.
Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- основавам, учредявам, създавамBulgarian
- fundarCatalan, Valencian
- gründen, errichtenGerman
- ιδρύω, θεμελιώνω, συστήνωGreek
- stèidhichScottish Gaelic
- ստեղծել, հիմքը դնել, հիմքը գցել, հիմնադրել, հիմնելArmenian
- 興す, 打ち立てる, 基礎, 設立Japanese
- zbudować, tworzyć, zakładać, budować, stworzyć, założyćPolish
- основать, основыватьRussian
- grundlägga, grundaSwedish
- temel atmak, kurmakTurkish
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