Definitions for find

Definitions for (noun) find

Main entry: discovery, find, uncovering

Definition: the act of discovering something

Main entry: find, breakthrough, discovery

Definition: a productive insight

Definitions for (verb) find

Main entry: find, find oneself

Definition: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation

Usage: My son went to Berkeley to find himself

Main entry: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation; His movie received a good review; I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

Main entry: feel, find

Definition: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds

Usage: I feel that he doesn't like me; I find him to be obnoxious; I found the movie rather entertaining

Main entry: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery

Usage: She found that he had lied to her; The story is false, so far as I can discover

Main entry: ascertain, find, find out, determine

Definition: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

Usage: find the product of two numbers; The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

Main entry: find, rule

Definition: decide on and make a declaration about

Usage: find someone guilty

Main entry: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery, make a new finding

Usage: Roentgen discovered X-rays; Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle

Main entry: find

Definition: succeed in reaching; arrive at

Usage: The arrow found its mark

Main entry: find, see, witness

Definition: perceive or be contemporaneous with

Usage: We found Republicans winning the offices; You'll see a lot of cheating in this school; The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions; I want to see results

Main entry: find, notice, observe, detect, discover

Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Usage: She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water; We found traces of lead in the paint

Main entry: find

Definition: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place

Usage: I found myself in a difficult situation; When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room

Main entry: find

Definition: obtain through effort or management

Usage: She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents; We found the money to send our sons to college

Main entry: come up, find, get hold, line up

Definition: get something or somebody for a specific purpose

Usage: I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener; I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing; The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter

Main entry: find, retrieve, recover, regain

Definition: get or find back; recover the use of

Usage: She regained control of herself; She found her voice and replied quickly

Main entry: bump, chance, find, encounter, happen

Definition: come upon, as if by accident; meet with

Usage: We find this idea in Plato; I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here; She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day

Main entry: regain, find

Definition: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

Usage: Did you find your glasses?; I cannot find my gloves!

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