find
I. verb (found; finding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English findan; akin to Old High German findan to find, Latin pont-, pons bridge, Greek pontos sea, Sanskrit patha way, course Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to come upon often accidentally ; encounter b. to meet with (a particular reception) <
hoped to find favor
>
2. a. to come upon by searching or effort <
must find a suitable person for the job
>
b. to discover by study or experiment <
find an answer
>
c. to obtain by effort or management <
find the time to study
>
d. attain, reach <
the bullet found its mark
>
3. a. to discover by the intellect or the feelings ; experience <
find much pleasure in your company
>
b. to perceive (oneself) to be in a certain place or condition c. to gain or regain the use or power of <
trying to find his tongue
>
d. to bring (oneself) to a realization of one's powers or of one's proper sphere of activity <
must help the student to find himself as an individual — N. M. Pusey
>
4. a. provide, supply b. to furnish (room and board) especially as a condition of employment 5. to determine and make a statement about <
find a verdict
>
<
found her guilty
>
intransitive verb to determine a case judicially by a verdict <
find for the defendant
>
findable adjective II. noun Date: 1825 1. an act or instance of finding 2. something found: as a. a valuable discovery <
an archaeological find
>
b. a person whose ability proves to be unexpectedly good

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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