found

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Etymology 1[edit]

see find.

Noun[edit]

found

  1. Food and lodging, board.
    1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
    I'll only give you the usual payment--say five hundred dollars a year, and found." / "And--what?" / "Found--that is, board, you know, and clothing, of course, also.

Verb[edit]

found

  1. simple past tense and past participle of find
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Anglo-Norman founder (French: fonder), from Latin fundare.

Verb[edit]

found (third-person singular simple present founds, present participle founding, simple past and past participle founded)

  1. To begin building.
  2. To start some type of organization or company.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[2]:
      “… That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh. Her own father recognised it when he bereft her of all power in the great business he founded. …”
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References[edit]

  • Oxford Online Dictionary, found
  • WordNet 3.1: A Lexical Database for English, Princeton University

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle French fondre.

Verb[edit]

found (third-person singular simple present founds, present participle founding, simple past and past participle founded)

  1. (transitive) To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
  2. (transitive) To form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould; to cast.
    • Milton
      Whereof to found their engines.
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Noun[edit]

found (plural founds)

  1. A thin, single-cut file for comb-makers.

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