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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: found, IPA(key): /faʊnd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊnd

Etymology 1Edit

See find.

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found

  1. simple past tense and past participle of find
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NounEdit

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 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 3Edit

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

VerbEdit

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.
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Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

found (plural founds)

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

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