- The definition of a finding is a discovery or the act of discovering, or a small item, such as a button or jewelry, used in making clothing.
- An example of a finding is an artifact from ancient ruins.
- An example of a finding is a clasp for a pair of pants.
- the act of one who finds; discovery
- something found or discovered
- miscellaneous small articles or materials used in making garments, shoes, jewelry, etc., as buttons, buckles, or clasps
- the conclusion reached after an examination or consideration of facts or data by a judge, coroner, scholar, etc.
Origin of findingME: see find
- Something that has been found.
- a. A conclusion reached after examination or investigation: the finding of a grand jury; a coroner's findings.b. A statement or document containing an authoritative decision or conclusion: a presidential finding that authorized the covert operation.
- findings Small tools and materials used by an artisan: a jeweler's findings.
- Present participle of find.
Variant of find
transitive verbfound, finding
- to happen on; come upon; meet with; discover by chance
- to get by searching or by making an effort: find the answer
- to get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn: I find that I was wrong
- to experience or feel: to find pleasure in music
- to get or recover (something lost): to find a missing book
- to get or recover the use of: we found our sea legs
- to realize as being; consider; think: to find a book boring
- to get to; reach; attain: the blow found his chin
- to declare after careful thought: the jury found him innocent
- to supply; furnish
Origin of findMiddle English finden ; from Old English findan, akin to German finden, Gothic finthan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pent-, to walk, happen upon, find from source Classical Latin pons, a plank causeway, bridge
to reach and announce a decision: the jury found for the accused
- the act of finding
- something found, esp. something interesting or valuable
- to learn what one's real talents and inclinations are, and begin to apply them
- to become aware of being: to find oneself in trouble
- to discover; learn
- to learn the true character or identity of (someone or something)