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Definition of "found" [found]

  • To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish the foundation or basis of; base: found a theory on firm evidence. (verb-transitive)
  • To melt (metal) and pour into a mold. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (objects) by pouring molten material into a mold. (verb-transitive)
  • Past tense and past participle of find. (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.

Use "found" in a sentence
  • "If we put the sentence in the passive form, "The man was found _dead_," it will be seen that _dead_ is more than a mere modifier; it belongs to _man_ through the assertive force of _was found_."
  • "The following examples are also inaccurate; "I found him better than I expected _to have found_ him;""
  • "We may have found this condemned army bacon further out on the plains than the section I am locating it in, but we _found_ it -- there is no gainsaying that."