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find

 (fīnd)
v. found (found), find·ing, finds
v.tr.
1. To come upon, often by accident; meet with: found a dime on the floor.
2. To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort: finally found the leak in the pipe.
3. 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.
4.
a. To perceive to be, after experience or consideration: found the gadget surprisingly useful; found the book entertaining.
b. To experience or feel: found comfort in her smile.
5. To recover (something lost): found her keys.
6. To recover the use of; regain: found my voice and replied.
7. To succeed in reaching; arrive at: The dart found its mark.
8. To obtain or acquire by effort: found the money by economizing.
9. To decide on and make a declaration about: The jury deliberated and found a verdict of guilty.
10. To furnish; supply: We can find a bed for you somewhere in the house.
11.
a. To bring (oneself) to an awareness of what one truly wishes to be and do in life.
b. To perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition: found herself at home that night; found himself drawn to the stranger.
v.intr.
To come to a legal decision or verdict: The jury found for the defendant.
n.
1. The act of finding.
2. Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery: The Rosetta stone was a providential archaeological find.
Phrasal Verb:
find out
1. To ascertain (something), as through examination or inquiry: I found out the phone number by looking it up. If you're not sure, find out.
2. To detect the true nature or character of; expose: Liars risk being found out.
3. To detect and apprehend; catch: Most embezzlers are found out in the end.

[Middle English finden, from Old English findan; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

find′a·ble adj.

find

(faɪnd)
vb (mainly tr) , finds, finding or found (faʊnd)
1. to meet with or discover by chance
2. to discover or obtain, esp by search or effort: to find happiness.
3. (may take a clause as object) to become aware of; realize: he found that nobody knew.
4. (may take a clause as object) to regard as being; consider: I find this wine a little sour.
5. to look for and point out (something to be criticized): to find fault.
6. (Law) (also intr) law to determine an issue after judicial inquiry and pronounce a verdict (upon): the court found the accused guilty.
7. to regain (something lost or not functioning): to find one's tongue.
8. to reach (a target): the bullet found its mark.
9. to provide, esp with difficulty: we'll find room for you too.
10. to be able to pay: I can't find that amount of money.
11. find oneself to realize and accept one's real character; discover one's true vocation
12. find one's feet to become capable or confident, as in a new job
n
a person, thing, etc, that is found, esp a valuable or fortunate discovery
[Old English findan; related to Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan, Old High German fintan to find]
ˈfindable adj

find

(faɪnd)

v. found, find•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to come upon by chance; meet with: to find a dime in the street.
2. to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment.
3. to recover (something lost).
4. to discover or perceive after consideration: to find something to be true.
5. to gain or regain the use of: to find one's tongue.
6. to ascertain by study or calculation.
7. to feel; perceive: He finds sorrow in the tale.
8. to become aware of (oneself), as being in a certain condition or place.
9. to discover.
10. to encounter (a particular response): I hope this finds favor with you.
11.
a. to determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.
b. to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
v.i.
12. to determine an issue after judicial inquiry: The jury found for the plaintiff.
13. find out,
a. to discover, expose, or confirm.
b. to uncover and expose the true nature of (someone): You will be found out if you lie.
n.
14. an act of finding or discovering.
15. something found, esp. a valuable or gratifying discovery.
Idioms:
find oneself, to discover and pursue one's genuine interests and talents.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English findan; c. Old Saxon findan, Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan]

find

1. result of a search

If you find something you have been looking for, you see it or learn where it is. The past tense and -ed participle of find is found.

I eventually found what I was looking for.
Have you found your keys yet?

Be Careful!
When find has this meaning, don't use 'out' after it. Don't say, for example, 'I eventually found out what I was looking for'.

2. 'discover'

Discover is sometimes used instead of 'find'. Discover is a rather formal word.

The bodies of the family were discovered by police officers on Tuesday.

If you cannot see the thing you are looking for, you say that you cannot find it.

I think I'm lost – I can't find the bridge.

However, don't say that you 'cannot discover' something.

3. noticing something

You can use find or discover to say that someone notices an object somewhere.

Look what I've found!
A bomb could be discovered and that would ruin everything.

Come across has a similar meaning.

They came across the bones of an animal.
4. obtaining information

If you find, find out, or discover that something is the case, you learn that it is the case.

Researchers found that there was little difference between the two groups.
It was such a relief to find out that the boy was safe.
He has since discovered that his statement was wrong.

In clauses beginning with when, before, or as soon as, you can omit the object after find out. You can't do this with find or discover.

When Dad finds out, he'll be really angry.
You want it to end before anyone finds out.
As soon as I found out, I jumped into the car.

If you find out or discover some information that is difficult to obtain, you succeed in obtaining it.

Have you found out who killed my husband?
Police discovered that he was hiding out in London.

You can also say that someone finds out facts that are easy to obtain.

I found out the train times.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'discovers' facts that are easy to obtain.

5. another meaning of 'find'

You can use find followed by it and an adjective to give your opinion about something. For example, if you have difficulty doing something, you can say that you find it difficult to do it. If you think that something is funny, you can say that you find it funny.

I find it difficult to talk to the other parents.
'Was the exam hard?' – 'No, I found it quite easy.'

Be Careful!
You must use it in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'I find difficult to talk to other parents'.

You can also use find followed by a noun phrase and an adjective, or two noun phrases, in order to give your opinion about something.

I found his behaviour extremely rude.
I'm sure you'll find him a good worker.

find


Past participle: found
Gerund: finding

Imperative
find
find
Present
I find
you find
he/she/it finds
we find
you find
they find
Preterite
I found
you found
he/she/it found
we found
you found
they found
Present Continuous
I am finding
you are finding
he/she/it is finding
we are finding
you are finding
they are finding
Present Perfect
I have found
you have found
he/she/it has found
we have found
you have found
they have found
Past Continuous
I was finding
you were finding
he/she/it was finding
we were finding
you were finding
they were finding
Past Perfect
I had found
you had found
he/she/it had found
we had found
you had found
they had found
Future
I will find
you will find
he/she/it will find
we will find
you will find
they will find
Future Perfect
I will have found
you will have found
he/she/it will have found
we will have found
you will have found
they will have found
Future Continuous
I will be finding
you will be finding
he/she/it will be finding
we will be finding
you will be finding
they will be finding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been finding
you have been finding
he/she/it has been finding
we have been finding
you have been finding
they have been finding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been finding
you will have been finding
he/she/it will have been finding
we will have been finding
you will have been finding
they will have been finding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been finding
you had been finding
he/she/it had been finding
we had been finding
you had been finding
they had been finding
Conditional
I would find
you would find
he/she/it would find
we would find
you would find
they would find
Past Conditional
I would have found
you would have found
he/she/it would have found
we would have found
you would have found
they would have found
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.find - a productive insightfind - a productive insight      
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
2.find - the act of discovering somethingfind - the act of discovering something  
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
tracing - the discovery and description of the course of development of something; "the tracing of genealogies"
espial, spotting, catching, detection, spying - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
self-discovery - discovering your own individuality
breakthrough - making an important discovery
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
rediscovery - the act of discovering again
Verb1.find - come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "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"
2.find - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
catch out, find out - trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
sense - detect some circumstance or entity automatically; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
instantiate - find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word); "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
trace - discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
see - observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
3.find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
find - obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
recover, regain, retrieve, find - get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
feel - find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"
locate, turn up - discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"
chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, attain, discover, strike - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
rout out, rout up - get or find by searching; "What did you rout out in the library?"
lose - miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"
4.find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
gauge - determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
translate - determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
rectify - math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
redetermine - fix, find, or establish again; "the physicists redetermined Planck's constant"
sequence - determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"
ascertain, find out, learn, watch, determine, see, check - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
refract - determine the refracting power of (a lens)
count, numerate, enumerate, number - determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
admeasure - determine the quantity of someone's share
situate, locate - determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"
5.find - come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
rule, find - decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
6.find - perceive or be contemporaneous with; "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"
get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, discover, find out, pick up, see - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
catch - become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"
experience, go through, see - go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
find - perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
7.find - get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "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"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
8.find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate - have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
detect, discover, notice, observe, find - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
9.find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, discover, find out, pick up, see - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
rake up - bring to light; "He raked up the misdeeds of his predecessor"
ferret out, ferret - search and discover through persistent investigation; "She ferreted out the truth"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, discover, find out, pick up, see - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
10.find - obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
11.find - decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
feel, find - come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
12.find - receive a specified treatment (abstract); "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"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
take - ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
13.find - perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
witness, see, find - perceive or be contemporaneous with; "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"
14.find - get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
access - obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
15.find - succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark"
arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
16.find - accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
maturate, mature, grow - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

find

verb
2. regain, recover, get back, retrieve, repossess The police found her bag.
3. obtain, get, come by, procure, win, gain, achieve, earn, acquire, attain Many people here cannot find work.
4. be present, exist, occur, obtain Fibre is found in cereal foods.
5. encounter, meet, recognize They found her walking alone on the beach.
6. observe, learn, note, discover, notice, realize, remark, come up with, arrive at, perceive, detect, become aware, experience, ascertain The study found that heart disease can begin in childhood.
7. judge, decide, determine, conclude, ascertain, adjudicate, adjudge, arbitrate He has been found guilty on all five charges.
8. consider, think, hold, believe, judge, deem I find it ludicrous that nothing has been done.
9. feel, have, experience, sense, obtain, know Could anyone find pleasure in killing this creature?
10. provide, supply, contribute, furnish, cough up (informal), purvey, be responsible for, bring Their parents can usually find the money for them.
11. summon (up), gather, muster Eventually she found the courage to leave the relationship.
noun
1. discovery, catch, asset, bargain, acquisition, good buy Another lucky find was a pair of candle-holders.
find someone out detect, catch, unmask, rumble (Brit. informal), reveal, expose, disclose, uncover, suss (out) (slang), bring to light I wondered for a moment if she'd found me out.
find something out learn, discover, realize, observe, perceive, detect, become aware, come to know, note It was such a relief to find out that the boy was normal.
Proverbs
"finders keepers"

find

verb
1. To find or meet by chance:
bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.
2. To look for and discover:
3. To obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study.Also used with out:
noun
Something that has been discovered:
Translations
يَجِدُيَعْتَقِد، يَعْتَبِريَكْتَشِفإكْتِشاف، لُقْيَه، لُقْطَهوجد
najítnaléztobjevpřijít nashledat
findefundfinde ud af
trovi
leidma
löytäälöytöosoittaapitää
להצביעלימצואמציאה
naći
megtaláltalál
finnafinnast, òykjafundurfundur; uppgötvunuppgötva
見つける
찾다
invenire
atsistoti ant kojųradinys
atklājumsatklātatradumsatrastpārliecināties
descoperiregăsi
najtiodkritispoznatizdeti se
hittakonstaterafinna
หา
tìm thấy

find

[faɪnd] (found (vb: pt, pp))
A. VT
1. (after losing) → encontrar
did you find your purse?¿encontraste tu monedero?
I looked but I couldn't find itlo busqué pero no pude encontrarlo
you distracted me, now I can't find my place againme has distraído y ahora no sé por dónde iba
see also foot, tongue A1
2. (= locate) → encontrar
the plant is found all over Europela planta se encuentra or existe en toda Europa
did you find the man?¿encontraste or localizaste al hombre?
the book is nowhere to be foundel libro no se encuentra por ninguna parte
to find one's way: can you find your (own) way to the station?¿sabes llegar a la estación sin ayuda?, ¿puedes encontrar la estación solo?
this found its way into my draweresto vino a parar a mi cajón
to find one's way aroundorientarse
to find one's way around a new cityorientarse en una ciudad nueva
it took me a while to find my way around their kitchenme llevó un rato familiarizarme con su cocina
3. (= chance upon) → encontrar
I found a pound coin in the streetme encontré una moneda de una libra en la calle
B. Nhallazgo m
your new assistant is a real findtu nueva ayudante es todo un hallazgo
that was a lucky find!¡qué buen hallazgo!
archaeological findshallazgos mpl arqueológicos
to make a findrealizar un descubrimiento
find out
A. VT + ADV
1. (= check out) → averiguar
find out everything you can about himaverigua todo lo que puedas sobre él
she phoned to find out when the bus leftllamó por teléfono para averiguar cuándo or enterarse de cuándo salía el autobús
2. (= discover) → descubrir
they never found out how he escapednunca descubrieron cómo se había escapado
I found out what he was really likedescubrí su verdadera personalidad, me di cuenta de cómo era realmente
find out more by writing toinfórmese escribiendo a ...
I found out that she had been lyingdescubrí or me enteré que había estado mintiendo
I found out from his teacher that he hadn't been to schoolme enteré a través de su profesor de que había faltado al colegio
3. (= expose) to find sb outdescubrir a algn
(you can) be sure your sins will find you outpuedes estar seguro de que tarde o temprano tus mismas acciones te delatarán
4. (= realize) → darse cuenta de, descubrir
they'll be sorry when they find out their mistakese van a arrepentir cuando se den cuenta de su error
B. VI + ADV
1. (= become aware) → enterarse
they'll soon find outpronto se enterarán
to find out about sthenterarse de algo, descubrir algo
she was afraid her husband would find out about their relationshiple daba miedo que su marido se enterase de or descubriese su relación
2. (= enquire) to find out about sthinformarse acerca de algo
why don't you find out about training courses?¿por qué no te informas sobre cursos de capacitación?

find

[ˈfaɪnd]
vt [found] [ˈfaʊnd] (pt, pp)
[+ place] → trouver
I can't find the exit → Je ne trouve pas la sortie.
to find one's way → trouver son chemin
I don't know how it found its way there → Je ne sais pas comment ça s'est retrouvé là.
[+ lost object] → retrouver
Did you find your pen? → Est-ce que tu as retrouvé ton stylo?
(= discover) → trouver
to find (that) ... → découvrir que ...
When I woke up, I found I couldn't move my legs → Quand je me suis réveillé, j'ai découvert que je ne pouvais plus bouger mes jambes.
to find sth done
She returned to find her home ransacked → En rentrant, elle a trouvé sa maison saccagée.
only to find that ... → (tout cela) pour se rendre compte que ...
Sue arrived at eleven-thirty, only to find that everyone had gone → Sue est arrivée à onze heures et demie pour se rendre compte que tout le monde était parti.
(= get) [+ money] → trouver; [+ time] → trouver; [+ work, job] → trouver; [+ answer, solution] → trouver
to find the money for sth → trouver l'argent pour qch
to find time to do sth → trouver le temps de faire qch
(LAW) to find sb guilty → déclarer qn coupable
She was found guilty of manslaughter → Elle a été déclarée coupable d'homicide involontaire.
to find sb not guilty → déclarer qn non coupable
(+ adjective) to find sth funny → trouver qch drôle
to find sth easy → trouver qch facile
to find sth difficult → trouver qch difficile
to find it hard to do sth → avoir du mal à faire qch
[+ difficulty, problem] to find difficulty in doing sth → avoir du mal à faire qch
to find sth a problem → trouver qch problématique
to find o.s. in a situation → se trouver dans une situation
to find o.s. doing sth → se voir faire qch
I found myself having more fun than I had had in years
BUT À mon grand étonnement, je me suis amusé plus que jamais.
to find o.s unable to do sth → se voir incapable de faire qch
to be found [plant, animal, substance] (= be present) → se trouver
Many exotic species are found there → De nombreuses espèces exotiques s'y trouvent.
n (= person, thing) → découverte f
find out
vt sep
[+ truth, secret, fact] → découvrir
I'm determined to find out the truth → Je suis décidé à découvrir la vérité.
[+ person] → démasquer
vi
(= look for information) to find out about sth → se renseigner sur qch
Try to find out about the cost of a hotel → Essaye de te renseigner sur le prix d'un hôtel.
(by chance) to find out about sth → apprendre qch
I found out about their affair → J'ai appris leur liaison.

find

vb: pret, ptp <found>
vt
finden; (Comput: search command) → suchen; it’s nowhere to be foundes lässt sich nirgendwo finden or auftreiben (inf); to find somebody out or away (= not at home)jdn nicht (zu Hause) antreffen; hoping this letter finds you in good healthin der Hoffnung, dass Sie gesund sind; to find pleasure in somethingFreude an etw (dat)haben; to find comfort in somethingTrost in etw (dat)finden; we left everything as we found itwir haben alles so gelassen, wie wir es vorgefunden haben; he was found dead in beder wurde tot im Bett aufgefunden; I can never find anything to say to himich weiß nie, was ich zu ihm sagen soll; where am I going to find the money/time?wo nehme ich nur das Geld/die Zeit her?; you must take us as you find usSie müssen uns so nehmen, wie wir sind; if you can find it in you to …wenn Sie es irgend fertigbringen, zu …; find next (Comput: search command) → weitersuchen
(= supply)besorgen (sb sth jdm etw); go and find me a needlehol mir doch mal eine Nadel; did you find him what he wanted?haben Sie bekommen, was er wollte?; we’ll have to find him a desk/secretarywir müssen einen Schreibtisch/eine Sekretärin für ihn finden
(= discover, ascertain)feststellen; causeherausfinden; we found the car wouldn’t startes stellte sich heraus, dass das Auto nicht ansprang; I find I’m unable to …ich stelle fest, dass ich … nicht kann; you will find that I am rightSie werden sehen, dass ich recht habe; it has been found that this is soes hat sich herausgestellt, dass es so ist
(= consider to be)finden; I find Spain too hotich finde Spanien zu heiß; I don’t find it easy to tell you thises fällt mir nicht leicht, Ihnen das zu sagen; he always found languages easy/hardihm fielen Sprachen immer leicht/schwer; I found all the questions easyich fand, dass die Fragen alle leicht waren; did you find her a good worker?fanden Sie, dass sie gut arbeitet?; I find it impossible to understand himich kann ihn einfach nicht verstehen
I found myself smilingich musste unwillkürlich lächeln; I found myself wonderingich machte mir so meine Gedanken; I found myself thinking that …ich ertappte mich bei dem Gedanken, dass …; I find myself in an impossible situation/in financial difficultiesich befinde mich in einer unmöglichen Situation/in finanziellen Schwierigkeiten; one day he suddenly found himself out of a jobeines Tages war er plötzlich arbeitslos; he awoke to find himself in prison/hospitaler erwachte und fand sich im Gefängnis/Krankenhaus wieder; quite by accident I found myself in the parkganz zufällig fand ich mich im Park wieder; I found myself quite able to deal with itich stellte fest, dass ich durchaus fähig war, damit zurechtzukommen; I found myself forced to turn backich sah mich gezwungen umzukehren
this flower is found all over Englanddiese Blume findet man in ganz England, diese Blume ist in ganz England vorzufinden; you don’t find bears here any moreman findet hier keine Bären mehr, hier gibt es keine Bären mehr; do you know where there is a florist’s to be found?wissen Sie, wo hier ein Blumenladen ist?
£200 per week all found£ 200 pro Woche, (und freie) Kost und Logis
(Jur) to find somebody guilty/not guiltyjdn für schuldig/nicht schuldig befinden, jdn schuldig sprechen/freisprechen; how do you find the accused?wie lautet Ihr Urteil?; the court has found that …das Gericht hat befunden, dass …
(Comput) → suchen; find and replacesuchen und ersetzen
vi (Jur) to find for/against the accusedden Angeklagten freisprechen/verurteilen, für/gegen den Angeklagten entscheiden
nFund m

find

[faɪnd] (found (vb: pt, pp))
1. vt
a. (gen) → trovare; (sth lost) → trovare, ritrovare; (learn) → scoprire
the book is nowhere to be found → il libro non si trova da nessuna parte
this plant is found all over Europe → questa pianta si trova in tutta Europa
it has been found that ... → è stato or si è scoperto che...
if you can find the time → se riesci a trovare il tempo
no cure has been found → non è stata trovata nessuna cura
I found it impossible to tell the difference → non riuscivo a distinguerli
he finds it easy/difficult to do ... → non trova/trova difficoltà a or nel fare...
to find (some) difficulty in doing sth → trovare delle difficoltà nel fare qc
I find him very pleasant → lo trovo molto simpatico
we found him in bed/reading → l'abbiamo trovato a letto/che stava leggendo
I found myself at a loss → non sapevo cosa dire, non riuscivo a trovare le parole
can you find your (own) way to the station? → sai come andare alla stazione?
this found its way into my drawer → questo è andato a finire nel mio cassetto
leave everything as you find it → lascia tutto come trovi
to find fault with sb/sth → trovare da ridire sul conto di qn/su qc
to find sb guilty (Law) → giudicare qn colpevole
he was found innocent (Law) → fu dichiarato innocente
to find one's feet (fig) → ambientarsi
b. (obtain) → trovare
go and find me a pencil → vai a cercarmi una matita
there are no more to be found → non ce ne sono più
wages all found → stipendio più vitto e alloggio
2. vi (Law) to find for/against sbemettere un verdetto a favore di/contro qn
3. nscoperta, trovata
find out
1. vt + advinformarsi di; (truth, secret, answer) → scoprire
to find out that ... → scoprire che...
to find sb out → smascherare qn
2. vi + adv to find out aboutscoprire; (by investigation) → informarsi su
we found out about his death → abbiamo scoperto che era morto
we found out all about ... → abbiamo scoperto tutto su...

find

(faind) verbpast tense, past participle found (faund)
1. to come upon or meet with accidentally or after searching. Look what I've found!
2. to discover. I found that I couldn't do the work.
3. to consider; to think (something) to be. I found the British weather very cold.
noun
something found, especially something of value or interest. That old book is quite a find!
find one's feet
to become able to cope with a new situation. She found the new job difficult at first but she soon found her feet.
find out
1. to discover. I found out what was troubling her.
2. to discover the truth (about someone), usually that he has done wrong. He had been stealing for years, but eventually they found him out.

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find

vi. hallar, encontrar, descubrir.
References in classic literature ?
Glad to find you so merry, my girls," said a cheery voice at the door, and actors and audience turned to welcome a tall, motherly lady with a `can I help you' look about her which was truly delightful.
He is groping about, trying to find himself," she thought.
I moved on and on, but I could not find the sock; I could not seem to find anything but furniture.
Tom presently wondered to find that his coveted vacation was beginning to hang a little heavily on his hands.
He said if we could find that corpse we would be celebrated, and more talked about than if we got drownded.
Would you be so kind as to see if you can find him for us?
I wished a round score of men--in case of natives, buccaneers, or the odious French--and I had the worry of the deuce itself to find so much as half a dozen, till the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required.
Neither did I find the emperor at all displeased; and I discovered, by a certain accident, that he was very glad of my resolution, and so were most of his ministers.
These words caused great consternation among all the ship's company, and only too soon we were to find out that the captain spoke truly.
This inscription would enable anyone who was wise enough to interpret it to find out how the Dragon could be destroyed.
He wrote to us to desire that we would wait for him at Diou, in order to embark there for the Red Sea; but being informed by us that no opportunities of going thither were to be expected at Diou, it was at length determined that we should meet at Bazaim; it was no easy matter for me to find means of going to Bazaim.
Read more, your worship," said Sancho, "and you will find something that will enlighten us.