Definitions for foundfaʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Ref: pt. and pp. of find .

  2. (adj.)equipped; outfitted:

    a new boat, fully found.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)free board and meals.


  1. to establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence:

    to found a new company.

  2. to lay the lowest part of (a structure) firmly:

    a house founded on solid rock.

  3. to base; ground:

    a story founded on fact.

  4. to provide a basis for.

Origin of found:

1250–1300; ME < OF fonder < L fundāre, der. of fundus bottom


  1. to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of found:

1350–1400; ME fonden < MF fondre to melt, cast < L fundere to pour, melt, cast

Princeton's WordNet

  1. found(adj)

    food and lodging provided in addition to money

    "they worked for $30 and found"

  2. found(verb)

    come upon unexpectedly or after searching

    "found art"; "the lost-and-found department"

  3. establish, set up, found, launch(verb)

    set up or found

    "She set up a literacy program"

  4. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  5. establish, base, ground, found(verb)

    use as a basis for; found on

    "base a claim on some observation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. foundʊnd

    the past tense and past participle of "find"

  2. found(verb)ʊnd

    to start or create an organization

    She founded the company in 1983.

  3. foundʊnd

    based on

    The club's success is founded on close relationships with its members.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Found

    of Find

  2. Found

    imp. & p. p. of Find

  3. Found(verb)

    to form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast

  4. Found(noun)

    a thin, single-cut file for combmakers

  5. Found(verb)

    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

  6. Found(verb)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'found' in Written Corpus Frequency: #441

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'found' in Verbs Frequency: #551

Translations for found

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to start or establish

The school was founded by the king.

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