1: a productive insight [syn: discovery, breakthrough]
2: the act of discovering something [syn: discovery, uncovering]
1: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" [syn: happen, chance, bump, encounter]
2: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint" [syn: detect, observe, discover, notice]
3: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!" [syn: regain] [ant: lose]
4: after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize" [syn: determine, find out, ascertain]
5: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining" [syn: feel]
6: perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans
winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in
this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established
traditions"; "I want to see results" [syn: witness, see]
7: get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter" [syn: line up, get hold, come up]
8: make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle" [syn: discover]
9: make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover" [syn: discover]
10: obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
11: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty" [syn: rule]
12: receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" [syn: receive, get, obtain, incur]
13: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
14: get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly" [syn: recover, retrieve, regain]
15: succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrrow found its mark"
16: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself" [syn: find oneself] [also: found] found
adj : come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department" [ant: lost]
n : food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
1: set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" [syn: establish, set up, launch] [ant: abolish]
2: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department" [syn: establish, plant, constitute, institute]
3: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation" [syn: establish, base, ground] found
Adjacent words: foul-mouthed | foulness | foul-smelling | foul-spoken | foul-up | foul-weather gear | foumart | found | found | found | foundation | foundation garment | foundation stone | founded | founder | foundering