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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
find (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to come upon often accidentally - encounter
b) to meet with (a particular reception) - hoped to find favor
2.
a) to come upon by searching or effort - must find a suitable person for the job
b) to discover by study or experiment - find an answer
c) to obtain by effort or management - find the time to study
d) - attain reach the bullet found its mark
3.
a) to discover by the intellect or the feelings - experience find much pleasure in your company
b) to perceive (oneself) to be in a certain place or condition
c) to gain or regain the use or power of - trying to find his tongue
d) to bring (oneself) to a realization of one's powers or of one's proper sphere of activity - must help the student to find himself as an individual N. M. Pusey
4.
a) - provide supply
b) to furnish (room and board) especially as a condition of employment
5.
intransitive verb
to determine and make a statement about - find a verdict found her guilty to determine a case judicially by a verdict - find for the defendant
find (noun)
1.
an act or instance of - finding
2.
something found as
a) a valuable discovery - an archaeological find
b) a person whose ability proves to be unexpectedly good
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
find (noun)
something discovered
SYNONIMS:
find
RELATED WORDS:
pay dirt, strike, treasure trove; breakthrough
find (verb)
1.
to come upon after searching, study, or effort
SYNONIMS:
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on upon), hunt (down up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
RELATED WORDS:
espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for out), seek
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lose, mislay, misplace, misset
miss, overlook, pass over
find (verb)
2.
to come upon unexpectedly or by chance
SYNONIMS:
chance (upon), encounter, find, hit (upon), light (on upon), meet, pitch (upon), stumble (on onto), tumble (upon)
RELATED WORDS:
luck (out, on, onto, into); confront, face; discover, strike, turn up
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