What does FOUND mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foundadjective

    food and lodging provided in addition to money

    "they worked for $30 and found"

  2. foundverb

    come upon unexpectedly or after searching

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

  3. establish, set up, found, launchverb

    set up or found

    "She set up a literacy program"

  4. establish, found, plant, constitute, instituteverb

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  5. establish, base, ground, foundverb

    use as a basis for; found on

    "base a claim on some observation"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Found

    of Find

    Etymology: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]

  2. Found

    imp. & p. p. of Find

    Etymology: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]

  3. Foundverb

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

    Etymology: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]

  4. Foundnoun

    a thin, single-cut file for combmakers

    Etymology: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]

  5. Foundverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]

  6. Foundverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Found

    pa.t. and pa.p. of find.—n. Found′ling, a little child found deserted.—Foundling hospital, an institution where such are brought up.

  2. Found

    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.]

  3. Found

    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.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOUND in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOUND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of FOUND in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Dickinson:

    It was quite literally a revelation, i had this incredible moment of apprehension when I realized how close to ground it was. But as soon as we got away from the ground … the happier I was. I was in the air. I realized the complexity of the world that I was in … and the fact that you could never, ever know this activity... you would never fully know what was going to happen next or understand exactly what was going to go on for your day. And that I found incredibly exciting.

  2. State Lands spokeswoman Julie Curtis:

    The Elliot State Forest is tied to the common school fund and must provide revenue for that fund, if it is not going to provide revenue – and recently it has not been – then some other solution must be found.

  3. Daniel Miranda:

    Someone has lost their life, whether it was done by accident or by foul play I don’t know, a lot of people are concerned because that’s somebody’s life, and that’s a high likelihood that this person will not be found alive.

  4. Dwayne Johnson:

    I got a T-Rex skull. That’s Stan. As a matter of fact, so Stan was the most complete T. Rex skull ever found by a paleontologist, a young paleontologist and his name was Stan. So, this T. Rex head was named after him, pretty cool and bad a** isn’t it?

  5. Zoya Perevozchenko:

    I barely found my apartment, I mean it's a forest now - trees growing through the pavement, on the roofs. All the rooms are empty, the glass is gone from the windows and everything's destroyed.

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