F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyn-ding]
    • /ˈfaɪn dɪŋ/
    • /ˈfaɪn.dɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn-ding]
    • /ˈfaɪn dɪŋ/

Definitions of finding word

  • noun finding an act of finding or discovering. 1
  • noun finding something found; a discovery, especially a valuable or gratifying one: Our cook was a find. 1
  • noun finding Hunting. a discovery of game, especially foxes. 1
  • verb with object finding to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street. 1
  • verb with object finding to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment; to find happiness. 1
  • verb with object finding to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced): I can't find my blue socks. 1

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Origin of finding

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see find, -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Finding


finding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% 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".

finding usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finding

noun finding

  • decision — When you make a decision, you choose what should be done or which is the best of various possible actions.
  • recommendation — an act of recommending.
  • data — You can refer to information as data, especially when it is in the form of facts or statistics that you can analyse. In American English, data is usually a plural noun. In technical or formal British English, data is sometimes a plural noun, but at other times, it is an uncount noun.
  • discovery — the act or an instance of discovering.
  • conclusion — When you come to a conclusion, you decide that something is true after you have thought about it carefully and have considered all the relevant facts.

adjective finding

  • realising — to grasp or understand clearly.
  • realizing — to grasp or understand clearly.

Antonyms for finding

noun finding

  • legwork — work or research involving extensive walking or traveling about, usually away from one's office, as in gathering data for a book, a legal action, etc.
  • search — to go or look through (a place, area, etc.) carefully in order to find something missing or lost: They searched the woods for the missing child. I searched the desk for the letter.
  • pursual — the act of pursuit
  • pursuance — the following or carrying out of some plan, course, injunction, or the like.
  • wild goose chase — a wild or absurd search for something nonexistent or unobtainable: a wild-goose chase looking for a building long demolished.

Top questions with finding

  • when did finding nemo come out?
  • when does finding dory come out?
  • when is finding dory coming out?
  • who plays nemo in finding dory?

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