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Definitions of found

  1. set up or lay the groundwork for; " establish a new department"
  2. set up or found; " She set up a literacy program"
  3. use as a basis for; found on; " base a claim on some observation"
  4. food and lodging provided in addition to money; " they worked for $ 30 and found"
  5. come upon unexpectedly or after searching; " found art"; " the lost- and- found department"
  6. of Find
  7. imp. & amp; p. p. of Find.
  8. To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.
  9. A thin, single- cut file for combmakers.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. imp. & p. p. of Find.
  13. Past tense and past participle of the verb find.
  14. To lay the basis of; build; fix firmly; establish; originate; form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mold; cast.
  15. Pa. t. and pa. p. of FIND.
  16. To lay the bottom or foundation of: to establish on a basis: to originate: to endow.
  17. To form by melting and pouring into a mould: to cast.
  18. Of to find.
  19. To cast into a mould; lay the foundation of; establish.
  20. Imp. & pp. of FIND, v.
  21. To lay the foundation of; originate; establish.
  22. To form and base one's belief or opinion; followed by on or upon.
  23. To cast, as iron, by melting and pouring.
  24. To lay the basis of; to begin and build; to establish; to fix firmly; to endow; to originate.
  25. To cast; to form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould.
  26. To rest.
  27. Did find.
  28. See find.
  29. To lay the basis of anything; to set up; to raise; to institute; to fix firmly.
  30. To form by melting a metal, and casting it into a mould.
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Quotes of found

  1. Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction. – Thomas Babington
  2. I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me... I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people. – Karen Black
  3. I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him. – Alton Brown
  4. Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there. – Christopher Columbus
  5. Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found – Claire Danes
  6. I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. – Rodney Dangerfield
  7. We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community. – Dorothy Day
  8. I am busier now than I ever imagined I would be, but I feel blessed in that I have found what I am supposed to be doing with my life. It's wonderful to tell stories and have people listen to them. – Kate DiCamillo
  9. I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from. – William Faulkner
  10. An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work. – William Feather
  11. I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings, but found through the sufferings of others I could be weakened like a child. – Sarah Fielding
  12. My husband used to take care of the business part of this, and after he died I found I wasn't really any good at it. I hate remembering who owes me what and bugging them if they haven't paid me. – Jane Haddam
  13. Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements. – John Sexton
  14. Roddenberry had created quite a complex and at times mysterious character. Guarded, cautious, careful in showing his feelings in expressing his ideas about many things- I found that very interesting. – Patrick Stewart
  15. In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found – Alfred Russel Wallace

Usage examples for found

  1. How he had found his way home he never knew. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Mr. Smith found out that much, but no more. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  3. I was the one who found her, and I mean to help. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  4. Was it you who found out all about Jabez? – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  5. Where did you say you found Ken, Professor? – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  6. The lost is found – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  7. He found he could move. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  8. Have you found him? – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. All had been found out. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  10. And if so, what it was she found – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  11. Still they found nothing. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  12. They had found the King! – Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light by Vera C. Barclay
  13. And you wouldn't have found me if you had. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  14. Well- and have you found him? – The Secrets of Potsdam by William Le Queux
  15. He found no one. – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  16. Now Anna had found him. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  17. " I found him," she called. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  18. Yes, I have found it out. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  19. We soon found that out. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  20. And look what I've found – The Barbarians by John Sentry

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