What does found mean?

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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"

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. Found(verb)

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

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

  4. Found(noun)

    a thin, single-cut file for combmakers

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

  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

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

  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

    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. Thomas Perreaux-Forest:

    We realized when we were going to gallery openings here in Dubai that we couldn't really see what we enjoyed and when we found it, it was quite overpriced, then we were talking to galleries in Miami and New York and France and those guys were telling us that people from Dubai came over there to buy artworks.

  2. Jessica Vaughan:

    We found that they were active in 22 states just in the last few years and concentrated in those areas that experienced a lot of illegal arrivals from Central America, it’s urban, it’s rural as well in some places that have never had this kind of a gang presence before and it’s difficult for them.

  3. Louis Freeh:

    In my opinion, the totality of the evidence found during the investigation refutes the allegations made against Professor Alan Dershowitz.

  4. Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger:

    A pipe device was found in his pocket with an attached clear plastic baggie that has been determined to contain cocaine, and the assailant's cavity blood sample was found to contain cocaine, alprazolam and ethanol.

  5. David Chesnoof:

    We will be analyzing what was allegedly found and whether the alleged seizure was lawful in a courtroom, not in the media.

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