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Meaning of FOUND

Pronunciation:  fawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
  2. [adj]  come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department"
  3. [v]  use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
  4. [v]  set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  5. [v]  set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"

FOUND is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: base, constitute, establish, establish, establish, ground, institute, launch, plant, recovered(p), set up
 Antonyms: abolish, get rid of, lost
 See Also: appoint, build, earnings, fix, initiate, name, nominate, open, open up, pay, pioneer, remuneration, salary, saved, wage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Found\,
    imp. & p. p. of {Find}.
  2. \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.
  3. \Found\, n.
    A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.
  4. \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.
             I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble,
             founded as the rock.                  --Shak.
             A man that all his time Hath founded his good
             fortunes on your love.                --Shak.
             It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt.
                                                   vii. 25.
    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.
             There they shall found Their government, and their
             great senate choose.                  --Milton.
    Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you found something, suggests that you are coming into contact with some aspect of your psyche or unconscious. You are recognizing a part of yourself that was previously repressed or undeveloped. Alternatively, it represents change. Dreaming that you found someone indicates that you are identifying new facets of a relationship. You may be taking the relationship to a new level and/or direction. The dream may also be a metaphor for finding yourself.
Thesaurus Terms
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