Definition of Find

1. Noun. A productive insight.

Exact synonyms: Breakthrough, Discovery
Generic synonyms: Brainstorm, Brainwave, Insight
Derivative terms: Discover, Discover, Discover, Discover, Discover

2. Verb. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with. "They find the money in the closet"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
Exact synonyms: Bump, Chance, Encounter, Happen
Derivative terms: Encounter, Finder

3. Noun. The act of discovering something.

4. Verb. Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of. "We found traces of lead in the paint"

5. Verb. Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost. "They find the money in the closet"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
Exact synonyms: Regain
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Related verbs: Recover, Regain, Retrieve
Specialized synonyms: Feel, Locate, Turn Up, Attain, Chance On, Chance Upon, Come Across, Come Upon, Discover, Fall Upon, Happen Upon, Light Upon, Strike, Rout Out, Rout Up
Derivative terms: Finder, Finder
Antonyms: Lose

6. Verb. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study. "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

7. Verb. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds. "They find that there was a traffic accident "; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
Exact synonyms: Feel
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Reason, Reason Out
Related verbs: Rule
Derivative terms: Feel, Feeling

8. Verb. Perceive or be contemporaneous with. "I want to see results"
Exact synonyms: See, Witness
Related verbs: Discover, Find Out, Get A Line, Get Wind, Get Word, Hear, Learn, Pick Up, See
Specialized synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Experience, Go Through, See
Derivative terms: Finder, Witness

9. Verb. Get something or somebody for a specific purpose. "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
Exact synonyms: Come Up, Get Hold, Line Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get

10. Verb. Make a discovery, make a new finding. "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

11. Verb. Make a discovery. "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
Exact synonyms: Discover
Generic synonyms: Discover, Find Out, Get A Line, Get Wind, Get Word, Hear, Learn, Pick Up, See
Specialized synonyms: Rake Up, Ferret, Ferret Out
Related verbs: Discover
Derivative terms: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery
Also: Find Out

12. Verb. Obtain through effort or management. "We found the money to send our sons to college"
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Related verbs: Regain

13. Verb. Decide on and make a declaration about. "Find someone guilty"
Exact synonyms: Rule
Related verbs: Feel
Generic synonyms: Judge, Label, Pronounce
Derivative terms: Finding, Ruling

14. Verb. Receive a specified treatment (abstract). "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
Exact synonyms: Get, Incur, Obtain, Receive
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Take
Related verbs: Acquire, Get

15. Verb. Perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place. "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
Generic synonyms: Comprehend, Perceive
Related verbs: See, Witness

16. Verb. Get or find back; recover the use of. "She found her voice and replied quickly"
Exact synonyms: Recover, Regain, Retrieve
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Access
Related verbs: Regain
Derivative terms: Recoverer, Recovery, Regaining, Retrieval

17. Verb. Succeed in reaching; arrive at. "The arrow found its mark"
Generic synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Make, Reach

18. Verb. Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation. "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
Exact synonyms: Find Oneself
Generic synonyms: Grow, Maturate, Mature

Definition of Find

1. v. t. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.

2. v. i. To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.

3. n. Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archæologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.

Definition of Find

1. Verb. (transitive) To encounter, to discover something searched for. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To point out. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To decide that, to form the opinion that. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To determine or judge. ¹

5. Noun. Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent. ¹

6. Noun. The act of finding. ¹

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Definition of Find

1. to come upon after a search [v FOUND, FINDING, FINDS] : FINDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Find

1. 1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person. "Searching the window for a flint, I found This paper, thus sealed up." (Shak) "In woods and forests thou art found." (Cowley) 2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." "The torrid zone is now found habitable." (Cowley) 3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost. To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom. To discover by study 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 attain 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 bill (of indictment) against an accused person. "To find his title with some shows of truth." (Shak) To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand. "Canst thou by searching 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 seek, Gr. To fall, Skr. Pat to fall, fly, E. Petition. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Find

finback whale
find fault
find one's feet
find oneself
find out
find the net
finder's fee

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