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English

Etymology

From Old English findan, from Proto-Germanic *finþan. Cognate with Dutch vinden, German finden, Swedish finna.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Verb

Infinitive
to find

Third person singular
finds

Simple past
found

Past participle
found or archaic founden

Present participle
finding

to find (third-person singular simple present finds, present participle finding, simple past found, past participle found or archaic founden)
  1. (transitive) To encounter, to discover.
    Project Gutenberg finds that Find is the 190th most important word in the English language.
    I found my car keys -- they were under the couch.
  2. (transitive) To point out.
    He kept finding faults with my work.
  3. (transitive) To decide that, to form the opinion that.
    I find your argument unsatisfactory.
  4. (transitive) To determine or judge.
    The jury finds for the defendant

Antonyms

Derived terms

See also finding and found

Translations

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Noun

Singular
find

Plural
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  1. Anything that is found, especially by good fortune.
  2. The act of finding.

Synonyms

  • (anything found, especially by good fortune): discovery

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