What does found mean?

Definitions for found
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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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How to say found in sign language?

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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. Alyson Stoner:

    I’ve found that a lot of the work I do with people outside of the business relates to emotional awareness, psychological wellness and that’s where my fascination with neuroscience came in.

  2. Derrick Johnson:

    Mr. Byrd was found hung in a tree, and because of that we want to ensure it was not in fact a racial hate crime.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    At last I found LOVE in literature, songs, movies except my Life.

  4. Nallely Perez:

    Everything that I would stand for, he has said it, we found our voice in him.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I am here to introduce the man who will be my partner in the campaign and in White House to fix the rigged system, i found a leader who will help us deliver a safe society and a prosperous society.

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