Definitions of find

  1. after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; " find the product of two numbers"; " The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
  2. come upon, as if by accident; meet with; " We find this idea in Plato"; " I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; " She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
  3. make a discovery; " She found that he had lied to her"; " The story is false, so far as I can discover"
  4. make a discovery, make a new finding; " Roentgen discovered X- rays"; " Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
  5. the act of discovering something
  6. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; " I feel that he doesn't like me"; " I find him to be obnoxious"; " I found the movie rather entertaining"
  7. come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; " Did you find your glasses?"; " I cannot find my gloves!"
  8. accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; " My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
  9. receive a specified treatment ( abstract); " These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; " His movie received a good review"; " I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
  10. decide on and make a declaration about; " find someone guilty"
  11. perceive or be contemporaneous with; " We found Republicans winning the offices"; " You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; " I want to see results"; " The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; " I want to see results"
  12. perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; " I found myself in a difficult situation"; " When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
  13. get or find back; recover the use of; " She regained control of herself"; " She found her voice and replied quickly"
  14. succeed in reaching; arrive at; " The arrrow found its mark"
  15. obtain through effort or management; " She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; " We found the money to send our sons to college"
  16. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; " I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; " I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; " The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to the urgent letter"
  17. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
  18. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
  19. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
  20. To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
  21. To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
  22. To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.
  23. To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
  24. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
  25. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill ( of indictment) against an accused person.
  26. To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
  27. Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
  28. To discover; obtain by searching; learn by experiment; meet by accident; regain, as something lost; supply.
  29. The discovery of something valuable.
  30. Found.
  31. Finding.
  32. To come upon or meet with; to discover or arrive at; to perceive; to experience; to supply; - pr. p. finding; pa. t and pa. p. found.
  33. FINDER.
  34. To discover; perceive; supply.
  35. To discover accidentally or by search or study; learn by experience; perceive; ascertain.
  36. To decide judicially.
  37. To furnish; provide; support.
  38. Finder, finding.
  39. Something found. To find one's self, to be; to fare in regard to ease or pain, health or sickness. To find in, to supply or to furnish with. To find out, to discover; to sound; to understand; to comprehend; to detect. To find fault with, to censure. To find a bill, to establish grounds of accusation, as by grand jury. To find a ship's trim, to discover how she shall best sail.
  40. To discover; to fall in with; to discover by seeking; to discover by study, experiment, or trial; to gain; to perceive; to detect; to enjoy; to discover and declare; to supply.
  41. To discover; to recover; to regain something lost; to gain or have; to furnish or supply; to arrive at; to determine.
  42. Discovery; thing found.

Usage examples for find

  1. And how did you find that out?" – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. How did you come to find me? – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  3. I might find it. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  4. She will find you out in time, and you will understand her better. – Abbeychurch or, Self-Control and Self-Conceit by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. I shall find Patricia Langdon. – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  6. I find I shall want him where he is. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  7. Will you find all that is wanted, then? – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. You'd find it a help. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  9. But I find I do. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  10. I'll find a way to take you. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  11. But it wasn't any use- we couldn't find it. – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  12. We have to find out what it is. – Anchorite by Randall Garrett
  13. And what did we find? – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  14. Where to find him? – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  15. I find that it is. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  16. That's what we've got to find out. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  17. But I could find nothing. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  18. You know where to find him in the city here? – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  19. How can I find out now! – The Finer Grain by Henry James