(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.

Checker: Sondra

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Discover, fall upon, light upon, meet with, fall in with.[2]. Obtain, get, procure, gain, arrive at, attain to.[3]. Observe, remark, notice, perceive.[4]. Detect, catch.[5]. Supply, furnish, contribute, provide.[6]. Supply with food.[7]. (Law.) Determine judicially, declare by verdict.

v. n. (Law.) Declare a verdict, determine an issue.

Checker: Stan

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Meet, confront, ascertain, experience, perceive, discover, furnish, invent

ANT:Miss, elude, overlook, lose, withhold, withdraw, misconstrue

Typist: Mason


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.

Checker: Lucy


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