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Definition of "find" [find]

  • To come upon, often by accident; meet with. (verb-transitive)
  • To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort: found the leak in the pipe. (verb-transitive)
  • To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study: found a solution; find the product of two numbers; found that it didn't really matter. (verb-transitive)
  • To perceive to be, after experience or consideration: found the gadget surprisingly useful; found the book entertaining. (verb-transitive)
  • To experience or feel: found comfort in her smile. (verb-transitive)
  • To meet with or discover by chance (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To discover or obtain, esp by search or effort (verb)
  • To become aware of; realize (verb)
  • To regard as being; consider (verb)
  • To look for and point out (something to be criticized) (verb)
  • To determine an issue after judicial inquiry and pronounce a verdict (upon) (verb)
  • To regain (something lost or not functioning) (verb)
  • To reach (a target) (verb)
  • To provide, esp with difficulty (verb)
  • To be able to pay (verb)
  • A person, thing, etc, that is found, esp a valuable or fortunate discovery (noun)

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Use "find" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, within probably 4-6 months after stepping on the major sites, Vivendi would find itself faced with an operation that it wouldn't be able to *find*, much less shut down."
  • "PetrusTherefore, within probably 4-6 months after stepping on the major sites, Vivendi would find itself faced with an operation that it wouldn't be able to *find*, much less shut down."
  • "If you use the MasterPage, the best way to find the client behavior is using the BehaviorID as the $find method's parameter:"