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], HTML edition, 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 fundāre. Confer with fund.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To begin building.
  2. To start some type of organization or company.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in 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]

Borrowing from Middle French fondre, from Latin fundere.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
  2. 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.

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923: last · here · thought · #139: found · people · still · just

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