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FIND

1. To meet with, or easy upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a face. "Searching the window for a flint, I found This paper, thus sealed up." (Shak) "In woods and forests thou art found." (Cowley) 2. To teach by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to detect by the intellect or the feelings; to discover; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." "The torrid zone is now found habitable." (Cowley) 3. To come upon by searching; as, to find something lost. To detect by sounding; as, to find bottom. To detect by learn or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance. To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means. To achieve to; to arrive at; to acquire. "Seek, and ye shall find." (Matt. Vii. 7) "Every mountain now hath found a tongue." (Byron) 4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money. "Wages ?14 and all found." (London Times) "Nothing a day and find yourself." (Dickens) 5. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true count (of indictment) against an accused face. "To find his title with some shows of truth." (Shak) To find out, to discover (a thief); to detect (a secret) to decide or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand. "Canst thou by seeking find out God?" "We do hope to find out all your tricks." To find fault with, to blame; to censure. To find one's self, to be; to fare; often used in speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this morning? Origin: AS. Findan; akin to D. Vinden, OS. & OHG. Findan, G. Finden, Dan. Finde, icel. & Sw. Finna, Goth. Finan; and perh. To L. Petere to search, Gr. To fall, Skr. Pat to fall, fly, E. Petition. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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