Find Definition

finding, finds, found
finding, finds, found
To happen on; come upon; meet with; discover by chance.
Webster's New World
To get by searching or by making an effort.
Find the answer.
Webster's New World
To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study.
Found a solution; find the product of two numbers; found that it didn't really matter.
American Heritage
To get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn.
I find that I was wrong.
Webster's New World
To experience or feel.
To find pleasure in music.
Webster's New World
The act of finding.
Webster's New World
Something found, esp. something interesting or valuable.
Webster's New World
find oneself
  • 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

Webster's New World
find out
  • to discover; learn
  • to learn the true character or identity of (someone or something)
Webster's New World

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Origin of Find

  • From Middle English finden, from Old English findan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną (compare West Frisian fine, Low German finden, Dutch vinden, German finden, Danish finde, Swedish finna), a secondary verb from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (“to go, pass; path bridge”), *pontHo- (compare Old Irish étain (“I find”), áitt (“place”), Latin pōns (“bridge”), Ancient Greek [script?] (póntos, “sea”), Old Armenian հուն (hun, “ford”), Avestan [script?] (pantā) (gen. paþō), Sanskrit [script?] (pánthās, “path”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English finden from Old English findan pent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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