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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Found \Found\,
   imp. & p. p. of Find.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Found \Found\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Founding.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]
   To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to
   cast. "Whereof to found their engines." --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Found \Found\, n.
   A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Found \Found\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Founding.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See
   1st Bottom, and cf. Founder, v. i., Fund.]
   1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something
      solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis,
      literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
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            I had else been perfect,
            Whole as the marble, founded as the rock. --Shak.
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            A man that all his time
            Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. --Shak.
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            It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt.
                                                  vii. 25.
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   2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or
      building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to
      begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to
      found a family.
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            There they shall found
            Their government, and their great senate choose.
                                                  --Milton.

   Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See
        Predicate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Find \Find\ (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found (found); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Finding.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS.
   & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna,
   Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr.
   pi`ptein to fall, Skr. pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]
   1. 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.
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            Searching the window for a flint, I found
            This paper, thus sealed up.           --Shak.
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            In woods and forests thou art found.  --Cowley.
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   2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to
      experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings;
      to detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." --Shak.
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            The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley.
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   3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
      (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
      (b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object
          or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
      (c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to
          find leisure; to find means.
      (d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
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                Seek, and ye shall find.          --Matt. vii.
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                Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron.
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   4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food
      for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
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            Wages [pounds]14 and all found.       --London
                                                  Times.
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            Nothing a day and find yourself.      --Dickens.
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   5. 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.
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            To find his title with some shows of truth. --Shak.
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   To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) --
      to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.
      "Canst thou by searching find out God?" --Job. xi. 7. "We
      do hope to find out all your tricks." --Milton.

   To find fault with, to blame; to censure.

   To find one's self, to be; to fare; -- often used in
      speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this
      morning?
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