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find / fīnd/ • v. (past found ) [tr.] 1. discover or perceive by chance or unexpectedly: Lindsey looked up to find Neil watching her. ∎  discover (someone or something) after a deliberate search: in this climate it could be hard to find a buyer. ∎  (find oneself) discover oneself to be in a surprising or unexpected situation: phobia sufferers often find themselves virtual prisoners in their own home. ∎  succeed in obtaining (something): she also found the time to raise five children. ∎  summon up (a quality, esp. courage) with an effort: I found the courage to speak. 2. (often be found) recognize or discover (something) to be present: vitamin B12 is found in dairy products. ∎  become aware of; discover to be the case: [tr.] the majority of staff find the magazine to be informative and useful. ∎  ascertain (something) by study, calculation, or inquiry: attempts to find solutions. ∎  (find oneself) discover the fundamental truths about one's own character and identity: I did psychotherapy for years—I wanted to find myself. ∎  Law (of a court) officially declare to be the case: [tr.] he was found guilty of speeding the court found that a police lab expert had fabricated evidence. 3. (of a thing) reach or arrive at, either of its own accord or without the human agent being known: water finds its own level. ∎  (find one's way) reach one's destination by one's own efforts, without knowing in advance how to get there: he found his way to the front door. ∎  (find one's way) come to be in a certain situation: each and every boy found his way into a suitable occupation. • n. a discovery of something valuable, typically something of archaeological interest: he made his most spectacular finds in the Valley of the Kings this resort is a real find. ∎  a person who is discovered to be useful or interesting in some way: Paul had been a real find—he could design the whole hotel complex. PHRASES: find favor be liked or prove acceptable: the ballets did not find favor with the public. find God experience a religious conversion or awakening.PHRASAL VERBS: find against Law (of a court) make a decision against or judge to be guilty. find for (or find in favor of) Law (of a court) make a decision in favor of or judge to be innocent: a jury found for the plaintiff. find someone out detect a person's offensive or immoral actions: she would always find him out if he tried to lie. find something out (or find out about something) discover a fact: he hadn't time to find out what was bothering her.

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find
1. One of the basic actions performed on sets that, when applied in the form find(el)

produces the set of which el is currently a member; if el is in no set or in more than one set the effect of the operation is undefined. See also operations on sets.

2. In word processing, another name for search.

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find pt., pp. found, OE. str. vb. findan = OS., OHG. findan (Du. vinden, G. finden), ON. finna, Goth. (= Gmc.) finþan, f. IE. base *pent- (whence OIr. ētain I find).
Hence sb. XIX.

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