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Found
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English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: found, IPA(key): /fa?nd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -a?nd

Etymology 1

See find.

Verb

found

  1. simple past tense and past participle of find
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Noun

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

From Old French founder (Modern French: fonder), from Latin fund?re. Compare fund.

Verb

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

  • Oxford Online Dictionary, found
  • WordNet 3.1: A Lexical Database for English, Princeton University

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Middle French fondre, from Latin fundere. Cognate with Spanish fundir and hundir.

Verb

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.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Whereof to found their engines.
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Etymology 4

Noun

found (plural founds)

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

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