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Definition of FIND
Pronunciation : FIND

noun : FIND

Source:WordNet 3.1

verb : FIND

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!" ;

  • 4. (

    ) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" ;

  • 7. (

    ) get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter" ;

  • 8. (

    ) make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle" ;

  • 9. (

    ) make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty" ;

  • 12. (

    ) receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" ;

  • 13. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 15. (

    ) succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark" ;

  • 16. (

    ) accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself" ;

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