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Definitions of found word
- verb found simple past tense and past participle of find. 1
- verb found equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found. 1
- adjective found British. provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found. 1
- noun found an act of finding or discovering. 1
- noun found something found; a discovery, especially a valuable or gratifying one: Our cook was a find. 1
- noun found Hunting. a discovery of game, especially foxes. 1
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Origin of found
First appearance:before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English founden < Old French fonder < Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus bottom, foundation
Parts of speech for Found
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% 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".
found usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for found
- begin — To begin to do something means to start doing it.
- organize — to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
- raise — to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one's hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about.
- form — external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form.
- launch — to set (a boat or ship) in the water.
- located — to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound.
- reborn — having undergone rebirth.
- discovered — to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity. Synonyms: detect, espy, descry, discern, ascertain, unearth, ferret out, notice.
- observed — to see, watch, perceive, or notice: He observed the passersby in the street.
- recovered — to get back or regain (something lost or taken away): to recover a stolen watch.
Antonyms for found
- complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
- destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
- disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
- disorganize — to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder.
- demolish — To demolish something such as a building means to destroy it completely.
- run-off — to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.
- recall — to bring back from memory; recollect; remember: Can you recall what she said?
- irrecoverable — incapable of being recovered or regained: an irrecoverable debt.
- missing — Missing definition
- mislaid — to lose temporarily; misplace: He mislaid his keys.
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