From Old English findan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną (compare Dutch vinden, German finden, Swedish finna), a secondary verb from Proto-Indo-European *pontHo- (compare Old Irish étain 'I find', áitt 'place', Latin pōns 'bridge', Ancient Greek póntos 'sea', Old Armenian հուն (hun, “ford”), Avestan pantā (gen. paþō), Sanskrit pánthās 'path').
- enPR: fīnd, IPA: /faɪnd/, X-SAMPA: /faInd/
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- Rhymes: -aɪnd
- Homophone: fined
- (transitive) To encounter, to discover something searched for.
- 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.
- 2011 January 25, Paul Fletcher, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Ipswich (agg 3 - 1)”, BBC:
- Van Persie scored a hat-trick against Wigan on Saturday and should have found the net again after Bendtner found him at the far post but the Dutchman's header rebounded to safety off the crossbar.
- (transitive) To point out.
- He kept finding faults with my work.
- (transitive) To decide that, to form the opinion that.
- I find your argument unsatisfactory.
- (intransitive) To determine or judge.
- The jury finds for the defendant.
- See also Wikisaurus:deem
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find (plural finds)
- Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
- The act of finding.
- find in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- find in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- IPA: /fend/, [fenˀ]
- imperative of finde