Definitions for foundfaʊnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: pt. and pp. of find .
a new boat, fully found.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(n.)free board and meals.
to establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence:
to found a new company.
to lay the lowest part of (a structure) firmly:
a house founded on solid rock.
to base; ground:
a story founded on fact.
to provide a basis for.
Origin of found:
1250–1300; ME < OF fonder < L fundāre, der. of fundus bottom
to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
Origin of found:
1350–1400; ME fonden < MF fondre to melt, cast < L fundere to pour, melt, cast
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the past tense and past participle of "find"
to start or create an organization
She founded the company in 1983.
The club's success is founded on close relationships with its members.
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
Translations for found
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to start or establish
The school was founded by the king.
- fundarPortuguese (BR)
- zřídit, založitCzech
- grundlægge; opretteDanish
- ιδρύω, θεμελιώνωGreek
- تاسیس کردنFarsi
- स्थापना करनाHindi
- osnovati, utemeljitiCroatian
- dibināt; likt pamatusLatvian
- grunnlegge, etablere, oppretteNorwegian
- założyć, ufundowaćPolish
- تاسیس کردنPersian
- تاسیس کولPashto
- aînfiinţa, a fondaRomanian
- grunda, grundläggaSwedish
- สถาปนา; ก่อตั้งThai
- 創辦Chinese (Trad.)
- قائم کرناUrdu
- thành lậpVietnamese
- 创办Chinese (Simp.)
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