Find

Definition of Find

Pronunciation: fīnd
v. t.1.To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
[imp. & p. p. Found (found); p. pr. & vb. n. Finding.]
Searching the window for a flint, I found
This paper, thus sealed up.
- Shak.
In woods and forests thou art found.
- Cowley.
2.To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
The torrid zone is now found habitable.
- Cowley.
3.To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
Seek, and ye shall find.
- Matt. vii. 7.
Every mountain now hath found a tongue.
- Byron.
4.To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
Wages £14 and all found.
- London Times.
Nothing a day and find yourself.
- Dickens.
5.To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.
To find his title with some shows of truth.
- Shak.
To find out
to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) - to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.
To find fault with
to blame; to censure.
- Job. xi. 7.
To find one's self
to be; to fare; - often used in speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this morning?
v. i.1.(Law) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
n.1.Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archæologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.

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