(verb.) perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; 'I found myself in a difficult situation'; 'When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room'.
(verb.) obtain through effort or management; 'She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents'; 'We found the money to send our sons to college'.
(verb.) come upon, as if by accident; meet with; 'We find this idea in Plato'; 'I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here'; 'She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day'.
(verb.) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; 'Did you find your glasses?'; 'I cannot find my gloves!'.
(verb.) succeed in reaching; arrive at; 'The arrow found its mark'.
(verb.) come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; 'I feel that he doesn't like me'; 'I find him to be obnoxious'; 'I found the movie rather entertaining'.
Typed by Freddie--From WordNet
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
(v. t.) To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
(v. t.) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
(v. t.) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
(v. t.) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.
(v. t.) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
(v. t.) To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. i.) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
(n.) Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
Synonyms and Synonymous
v. a. . Discover, fall upon, light upon, meet with, fall in with.. Obtain, get, procure, gain, arrive at, attain to.. Observe, remark, notice, perceive.. Detect, catch.. Supply, furnish, contribute, provide.. Supply with food.. (Law.) Determine judicially, declare by verdict.
v. n. (Law.) Declare a verdict, determine an issue.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Meet, confront, ascertain, experience, perceive, discover, furnish, invent
ANT:Miss, elude, overlook, lose, withhold, withdraw, misconstrue
v.t. to come upon or meet with: to discover or arrive at: to perceive: to experience: to supply: to determine after judicial inquiry:—pr.p. fīnd′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. found.—ns. Find′er; Find′-fault (Shak.) one who finds fault with another; Find′ing act of one who finds: that which is found: a judicial verdict: (pl.) the appliances which some workmen have to supply esp. of shoemakers—everything save leather.—Find one in (something) to supply one with something; Find one's account (in anything) to find satisfactory profit or advantage in it; Find one's legs to rise or to recover the use of one's legs as after being drunk &c.; Find one's self to feel as regards health happiness &c.; Find out to discover.
- As a walking companion, Emma had very early foreseen how useful she might find her. Jane Austen. Emma.
- Better be happy old maids than unhappy wives, or unmaidenly girls, running about to find husbands, said Mrs. March decidedly. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Again you find us, Miss Summerson, said he, using our little arts to polish, polish! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It would be difficult to find a human being less likely to arouse affection. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I find from Riderhood and you together, that there are suspicions against both men, and I'm not going to take upon myself to decide betwixt them. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I passed to the altered days when I was so blest as to find friends in all around me, and to be beloved. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I will answer for it that we shall find no inconvenience from narrow roads on Wednesday. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Have you found your first day's work harder than you expected? Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- On the second day he found his wife and Sir Percival whispering together quite familiar, close under the vestry of the church. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I soon found Briony Lodge. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Is it he who found the body? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- It looks as if the old man's spirit had found rest at last; don't it? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He had even yielded to her wish for a long engagement, since she had found the one disarming answer to his plea for haste. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- There, I found my mother, very pale and with red eyes: into whose arms I ran, and begged her pardon from my suffering soul. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- And thus young Lord Greystoke took the first step toward the goal which he had set--the finding of other white men like himself. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- But here there was the difficulty of finding room, so many things having been taken in beforehand. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I glanced at my companion, and finding that he had already risen and was ready to depart, thanked them for what they had told me, and took my leave. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I was not long in finding out that the objections to Smith's promotion were well founded. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- I am told many of these persons think about her, sir, I went ongaining courage on finding that I met attention rather than repulse. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- From every provident point of view his mother was so undoubtedly right, that he was not without a sickness of heart in finding he could shake her. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Finding him at last beginning to tire, we drew him into the boat, and brought him home dripping wet. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them. Plato. The Republic.
- Who was the poet who said that Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The first night that finds a small craft moored near the shore of Shador, I replied. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Scattered over the country one still finds isolated charcoal kilns, crude earthen receptacles, in which wood thus deprived of air was allowed to smolder and form charcoal. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- She finds compensations, no doubt--I know she borrows money of Gus--but then I'd PAY her to keep him in a good humour, so I can't complain, after all. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- During the last year or two, things have gone against him--secret speculation, I think--and he finds himself in a bad way. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia finds its parallel in the very modest debut of Adams's friend in Boston. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
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