Find meaning

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To recover (something lost).

Found her keys.

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To recover the use of; regain.

Found my voice and replied.

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Find is defined as to come across something by chance or to locate something that was once lost.

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.

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The definition of a find is something discovered, particularly something of worth and value.

An example of find is a bag that usually sells for $500 purchased for only $50.

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To come upon, often by accident; meet with.

Found a dime on the floor.

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To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort.

Finally found the leak in the pipe.

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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.

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To succeed in reaching; arrive at.

The dart found its mark.

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To obtain or acquire by effort.

Found the money by economizing.

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To decide on and make a declaration about.

The jury deliberated and found a verdict of guilty.

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To furnish; supply.

We can find a bed for you somewhere in the house.

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To perceive to be, after experience or consideration.

Found the gadget surprisingly useful; found the book entertaining.

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To experience or feel.

Found comfort in her smile.

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To bring (oneself) to an awareness of what one truly wishes to be and do in life.
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To perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition.

Found herself at home that night; found himself drawn to the stranger.

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To come to a legal decision or verdict.

The jury found for the defendant.

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The act of finding.
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Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery.

The Rosetta stone was a providential archaeological find.

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To happen on; come upon; meet with; discover by chance.
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To get by searching or by making an effort.

Find the answer.

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To get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn.

I find that I was wrong.

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To experience or feel.

To find pleasure in music.

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To realize as being; consider; think.

To find a book boring.

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To get to; reach; attain.

The blow found his chin.

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To declare after careful thought.

The jury found him innocent.

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To supply; furnish.
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To get or recover (something lost)

To find a missing book.

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To get or recover the use of.

We found our sea legs.

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To reach and announce a decision.

The jury found for the accused.

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The act of finding.
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Something found, esp. something interesting or valuable.
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(1) To search for text within the current document or Web page. Control-F in Windows and Command-F in the Mac open a search box for entering text. Pressing Enter starts the search and each subsequent press continues the search.
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To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
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To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.

I found my car keys. They were under the couch.

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To point out.

He kept finding faults with my work.

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To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.

I find your argument unsatisfactory.

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(intransitive) To determine or judge.

The jury finds for the defendant.

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To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.

To find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.

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To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.

Water is found to be a compound substance.

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To gain, as the object of desire or effort.

To find leisure; to find means.

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To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
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(archaic) To provide for; to supply; to furnish.

To find food for workmen.

He finds his nephew in money.

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Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
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The act of finding.
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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”).