from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872.
- transitive v. To establish the foundation or basis of; base: found a theory on firm evidence.
- transitive v. To melt (metal) and pour into a mold.
- transitive v. To make (objects) by pouring molten material into a mold.
- v. Past tense and past participle of find.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Come upon unexpectedly or after searching.
- adj. equipped; supplied
- n. Food and lodging, board.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of find.
- v. To begin building.
- v. To start some type of organization or company.
- v. To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of find.
- n. A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.
- transitive v. To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.
- transitive v. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
- transitive v. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lay the basis of; fix, set, or place, as on something solid; ground; base; establish on a basis, physical or moral.
- To take the first steps or measures in erecting or building up; begin to raise; make a beginning of; originate by active means: as, to found a city or an empire.
- To make provision for the establishment of; originate by gift, grant, or endowment: as, to found an institution or a professorship by bequest.
- To base one's opinion; rely: followed by on or upon: as, I found upon the evidence of my senses.
- To east; form into shape by casting in a mold, as metal or a metallic article.
- To hasten; go (to get or seek something); strive.
- A dialectal variant of fond, fand.
- n. Preterit and past participle of find.
- n. The operation of casting metal, etc.; the melting of metal or of the materials for glass, etc.
- n. A three-sided, single-cut file, used in making combs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. food and lodging provided in addition to money
- adj. come upon unexpectedly or after searching
- v. set up or lay the groundwork for
- v. use as a basis for; found on
- v. set up or found
If we put the sentence in the passive form, "The man was found _dead_," it will be seen that _dead_ is more than a mere modifier; it belongs to _man_ through the assertive force of _was found_.
The following examples are also inaccurate; "I found him better than I expected _to have found_ him;"
We may have found this condemned army bacon further out on the plains than the section I am locating it in, but we _found_ it -- there is no gainsaying that.
A month after the marriage, the body of this brother was found in the Thames, near London Bridge; there seemed some marks of violence about his throat, but they were not deemed sufficient to warrant the inquest in any other verdict than that of found drowned.
Griesbach is found to have pursued the truly German plan of setting down _all_ the twenty-five MS.. (193) and _all_ the five Patristic authorities which up to his time had been cited as bearing on the genuineness of S. Mark xvi. 9-20: giving the former _in numerical order_, and stating generally concerning them that in one or other of those authorities it would be found recorded “that the verses in question were anciently _wanting_ in some, or in most, or in almost all the Greek copies, or in the most accurate ones: — or else that they were _found_ in a few, or in the more accurate copies, or in many, or in most of them, specially in the Palestinian Gospel.”
"'Made in China' is a label found everywhere," said Richard N. Zare, Stanford professor of chemistry, who chaired an international committee to evaluate the country's National Natural Science Foundation in the past year.
" 'Made in China' is a label found everywhere," said Richard N. Zare, Stanford professor of chemistry, who chaired an international committee to evaluate the country's National Natural Science Foundation in the past year.
Mount Gesundheit might be the name found on the map of a fly.
Generosity was a word found in dictionaries but rarely in mankind.
"Inerrant" itself is not a word found in the Bible or even known to Christian theologians for most of history.