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Verb: find (found)  fInd
  1. Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!";
    - regain
  2. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    "We find this idea in Plato";
    - happen, chance, bump, encounter
  3. Determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    "We found traces of lead in the paint";
    - detect, observe, discover, notice
  4. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"; "find the product of two numbers";
    - determine, find out, ascertain
  5. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuition, or indefinite grounds
    "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining";
    - feel
  6. Perceive or be contemporaneous with
    "We found Republicans winning the offices";
    - witness, see
  7. Get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener";
    - line up, get hold, come up
  8. Make a discovery, make a new finding
    "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle";
    - discover
  9. 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"
  10. Decide on and make a declaration about
    "find someone guilty";
    - rule
  11. Be subject to a specified treatment or analysis
    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation";
    - receive, get, obtain, incur
  12. 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"
  13. Get or get back; recover the use of
    "She found her voice and replied quickly";
    - recover, retrieve, regain
  14. Succeed in reaching; arrive at
    "The arrow found its mark"
  15. Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
    "My son went to Berkeley to find himself";
    - find oneself
Noun: find  fInd
  1. A productive insight
    - discovery, breakthrough
  2. The act of discovering something
    - discovery, uncovering

Sounds like: fins, Fifind, f

Derived forms: found, finds, finding

Type of: acquire, act, arrive at, attain, brainstorm, brainwave, change, comprehend, conceive, conceptualise [Brit], conceptualize, conclude, deed, descry, espy, experience, gain, gestate, get, go through, grow, hit, human action, human activity, insight, judge, label, make, maturate, mature, perceive, pronounce, reach, reason, reason out, see, sight, spot, spy

Antonym: lose

Encyclopedia: Find, Test, Trace, Isolate and Support