Found her keys.
Found my voice and replied.
Found a solution; find the product of two numbers; found that it didn't really matter.
I find your argument unsatisfactory.
The dart found its mark.
An example of find is to discover $10 lying in the road.
An example of find is to discover missing car keys behind the bookcase.
An example of find is a bag that usually sells for $500 purchased for only $50.
We can find a bed for you somewhere in the house.
Found the gadget surprisingly useful; found the book entertaining.
Found comfort in her smile.
Found herself at home that night; found himself drawn to the stranger.
The jury found for the defendant.
The Rosetta stone was a providential archaeological find.
Find the answer.
I find that I was wrong.
To find a book boring.
The blow found his chin.
The jury found him innocent.
To find a missing book.
We found our sea legs.
The jury found for the accused.
He kept finding faults with my work.
To find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.
Water is found to be a compound substance.
To find leisure; to find means.
To find food for workmen.
He finds his nephew in money.
Found the money by economizing.
The jury deliberated and found a verdict of guilty.
To find pleasure in music.
Found a dime on the floor.
Finally found the leak in the pipe.
- to learn what one's real talents and inclinations are, and begin to apply them
- to become aware of beingTo find oneself in trouble.
- to discover; learn
- to learn the true character or identity of (someone or something)
Other Word Forms
Origin of find
- Middle English finden from Old English findan pent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).