To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.
"I found my car keys. They were under the couch."
To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.
"Water is found to be a compound substance."
To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
"to find leisure; to find means"
To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
"Looks like he found a new vehicle for himself!"
To point out.
"He kept finding faults with my work."
To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
"I find your argument unsatisfactory."
To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.
"to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person"
To supply; to furnish.
"to find food for workmen"
To provide for
"He finds his nephew in money."
To determine or judge.
"The jury finds for the defendant."
To discover game.
Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
The act of finding.
Small tools and materials used by artisans and craftsmen
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.
To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
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.
To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archæologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
a productive insight
the act of discovering something
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"
discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;
"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"
"We found traces of lead in the paint"
come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost;
"Did you find your glasses?"
"I cannot find my gloves!"
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"
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"
perceive or be contemporaneous with;
"We found Republicans winning the offices"
"You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"
"I want to see results"
"The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"
"I want to see results"
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"
make a discovery, make a new finding;
"Roentgen discovered X-rays"
"Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
make a discovery;
"She found that he had lied to her"
"The story is false, so far as I can discover"
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"
decide on and make a declaration about;
"find someone guilty"
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"
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"
get or find back; recover the use of;
"She regained control of herself"
"She found her voice and replied quickly"
succeed in reaching; arrive at;
"The arrrow found its mark"
accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation;
"My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes