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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Foundthe preterite and participle passive of find.

    I am sought of them that asked not for me: I am found of them that sought me not. Is. lxv. 1.

  2. To FOUNDverb

    Etymology: fundare, Latin; fonder, French.

    It fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. Math. vii.

    He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Ps. xxiv. 2.

    These tunes of reason are Amphion’s lyre,
    Wherewith he did the Theban city found. Davies.

    They Gabian walls, and strong Fidenæ rear,
    Nomentum, Bola with Pometia found,
    And raise Colatian tow’rs on rocky ground. John Dryden, Æn.

    This also shall they gain by their delay
    In the wide wilderness; there they shall found
    Their government, and their great senate chuse,
    Through the twelve tribes, to rule by laws ordain’d. John Milton.

    He founding a library, gathered together the acts of the kings and prophets. 2 Mac. ii. 13.

    Though some have made use of the opinion of some schoolmen, that dominion is founded in grace; yet as that is but an opinion, so were it admitted as the most certain truth, it could never warrant any such sanguinary method. Decay of Piety.

    A right to the use of the creatures is founded originally in the right a man has to subsist. John Locke.

    Power, founded on contract, can descend only to him who has right by that contract. John Locke.

    The reputation of the Iliad they found upon the ignorance of his times. Alexander Pope, Iliad. Preface to the.

    Fleance is escap’d.
    —— Then comes my fit again: I had else been perfect,
    Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

  3. To Foundverb

    To form by melting and pouring into moulds; to cast.

    Etymology: fundare, Latin; fonder, French.


  1. found

    Found can be defined as the act of establishing or creating something, typically an organization, institution, or company. It involves setting up the necessary structures, systems, and processes to bring the entity into existence. Founding can also refer to the discovery or establishment of something, such as a city or a theory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Found

    of Find

  2. Found

    imp. & p. p. of Find

  3. Foundverb

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

  4. Foundnoun

    a thin, single-cut file for combmakers

  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

  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

  7. 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.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FOUND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Found is ranked #143149 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Found surname appeared 116 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Found.

    88.7% or 103 total occurrences were White.
    8.6% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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  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. Honore' de Balzac:

    Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire.

  2. Dipanjan Chatterjee:

    This is a very, very unusual year, typically at this time of the year, you know, all the brands are all agog with excitement because Beijing Olympics is right around the corner... Instead, what you've found is that they've retreated into their shells.

  3. Margaret Kudzma:

    I cried when I first received the call that he had been found, i hoped and prayed he would find his way home.

  4. Raneshwar Sing Kishan:

    J P Andolan was bogus, Janlokpal movement was a drama, Patel agitation was a dirty game. The protestors leaders were found to be politicians and govt planted people only. This farmers protest is going in the same direction. Poor farmers are likely to feel cheated

  5. Ross Garber:

    Republicans will remind us of the incredibly high standard for impeachment, and that in the entire history of our country, no president has been found guilty of meeting that standard, the standard is so incredibly high, and the costs to the country are so serious.

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