found

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: found, IPA(key): /faʊnd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊnd

Etymology 1[edit]

See find.

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found

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

found (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) 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.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English founden, from Old French founder (Modern French: fonder), from Latin fundāre. Compare fund.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To start (an institution or organization).
    • 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. …”
  2. (transitive) To begin building. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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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 English founden, from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere. Cognate with Spanish fundir and hundir.

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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.
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Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

found (plural founds)

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

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