F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahynd]
    • /faɪnd/
    • /faɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahynd]
    • /faɪnd/

Definitions of find word

  • verb with object find to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street. 1
  • verb with object find to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment; to find happiness. 1
  • verb with object find to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced): I can't find my blue socks. 1
  • verb with object find to discover or perceive after consideration: to find something to be true. 1
  • verb with object find to gain or regain the use of: His anger finally helped him find his tongue. 1
  • verb with object find to ascertain by study or calculation: to find the sum of several numbers. 1

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Origin of find

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English finden, Old English findan; cognate with German finden, Dutch vinden, Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan

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Parts of speech for Find


find popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

find usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for find

noun find

  • boast — If someone boasts about something that they have done or that they own, they talk about it very proudly, in a way that other people may find irritating or offensive.
  • treasure — wealth or riches stored or accumulated, especially in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate.
  • jewel — a female given name.
  • bargain — Something that is a bargain is good value for money, usually because it has been sold at a lower price than normal.
  • bonanza — You can refer to a sudden great increase in wealth, success, or luck as a bonanza.

verb find

  • locate — to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound.
  • unearth — to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
  • notice — an announcement or intimation of something impending; warning: a day's notice.
  • detect — To detect something means to find it or discover that it is present somewhere by using equipment or making an investigation.
  • spot — a rounded mark or stain made by foreign matter, as mud, blood, paint, ink, etc.; a blot or speck.

Antonyms for find

noun find

  • modesty — the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.

verb find

  • pass by — go past
  • avoid — If you avoid something unpleasant that might happen, you take action in order to prevent it from happening.
  • misunderstand — to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • lose — to come to be without (something in one's possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I'm sure I've merely misplaced my hat, not lost it.

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