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found 1

 (found)
tr.v. found·ed, found·ing, founds
1. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872. See Synonyms at establish.
2. To establish the foundation or basis of; base: found a theory on firm evidence.

[Middle English founden, from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus, bottom.]

found 2

 (found)
tr.v. found·ed, found·ing, founds
1. To melt (metal) and pour into a mold.
2. To make (objects) by pouring molten material into a mold.

[Middle English founden, from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

found 3

 (found)
v.
Past tense and past participle of find.

found

(faʊnd)
vb
the past tense and past participle of find
adj
1. (Nautical Terms) furnished, or fitted out: the boat is well found.
2. Brit with meals, heating, bed linen, etc, provided without extra charge (esp in the phrase all found)

found

(faʊnd)
vb
1. (tr) to bring into being, set up, or establish (something, such as an institution, society, etc)
2. (tr) to build or establish the foundation or basis of
3. (also intr; foll by on or upon) to have a basis (in); depend (on)
[C13: from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus bottom]

found

(faʊnd)
vb (tr)
1. (Metallurgy) to cast (a material, such as metal or glass) by melting and pouring into a mould
2. (Metallurgy) to shape or make (articles) in this way; cast
[C14: from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere to melt]

found1

(faʊnd)

v.
1. pt. and pp. of find.
adj.
2. equipped; outfitted: a new boat, fully found.
n.
3. free board and meals.

found2

(faʊnd)

v.t.
1. to establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence: to found a new company.
2. to lay the lowest part of (a structure) firmly: a house founded on solid rock.
3. to base; ground: a story founded on fact.
4. to provide a basis for.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French fonder < Latin fundāre, derivative of fundus bottom]

found3

(faʊnd)

v.t.
to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
[1350–1400; Middle English fonden < Middle French fondre to melt, cast < Latin fundere to pour, melt, cast]

found

Found is the past tense and past participle of find.

I found a five-pound note in the gutter.
His body has not been found.
See find

Found is also a verb. If someone founds a town or an organization, they cause it to be built or to exist. The past tense and past participle of found is founded.

Tyndall founded his own publishing company.

found


Past participle: founded
Gerund: founding

Imperative
found
found
Present
I found
you found
he/she/it founds
we found
you found
they found
Preterite
I founded
you founded
he/she/it founded
we founded
you founded
they founded
Present Continuous
I am founding
you are founding
he/she/it is founding
we are founding
you are founding
they are founding
Present Perfect
I have founded
you have founded
he/she/it has founded
we have founded
you have founded
they have founded
Past Continuous
I was founding
you were founding
he/she/it was founding
we were founding
you were founding
they were founding
Past Perfect
I had founded
you had founded
he/she/it had founded
we had founded
you had founded
they had founded
Future
I will found
you will found
he/she/it will found
we will found
you will found
they will found
Future Perfect
I will have founded
you will have founded
he/she/it will have founded
we will have founded
you will have founded
they will have founded
Future Continuous
I will be founding
you will be founding
he/she/it will be founding
we will be founding
you will be founding
they will be founding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been founding
you have been founding
he/she/it has been founding
we have been founding
you have been founding
they have been founding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been founding
you will have been founding
he/she/it will have been founding
we will have been founding
you will have been founding
they will have been founding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been founding
you had been founding
he/she/it had been founding
we had been founding
you had been founding
they had been founding
Conditional
I would found
you would found
he/she/it would found
we would found
you would found
they would found
Past Conditional
I would have founded
you would have founded
he/she/it would have founded
we would have founded
you would have founded
they would have founded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.found - food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Verb1.found - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
open, open up - start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
2.found - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
fix - set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
appoint, constitute, name, nominate - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
3.found - use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
build - found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
Adj.1.found - come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department"
saved - rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul"
lost - no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"

found

verb
1. establish, start, set up, begin, create, institute, organize, construct, constitute, originate, endow, inaugurate, bring into being He founded the Centre for Journalism Studies.
2. erect, build, construct, raise, settle The town was founded in 1610.

found

verb
1. To bring into existence formally:
2. To provide a basis for:
Translations
يُؤسِّسيَقومُ على
založitzřídit
baseregrundlæggeoprette
perustaa
byggja ástofna
dibinātizveidotlikt pamatuspamatot
ustanoviti
dayan makkurmak

found

2 [faʊnd] VT [+ town, school etc] → fundar; [+ opinion, belief] → fundamentar, basar (on en) a statement founded on factuna declaración basada en los hechos

found

3 [faʊnd] VT (Tech) → fundir

found

[ˈfaʊnd]
pt
pp of find
vt (= establish) → fonder
Baden Powell founded the Scout Movement → Baden Powell a fondé le mouvement scout.

found

2
vt
(= set up)gründen; town, school, hospitalgründen, errichten
to found something (up)on something (opinion, belief)etw auf etw (dat)gründen or stützen; our society is founded on thisdarauf beruht or basiert unsere Gesellschaft, das ist die Grundlage unserer Gesellschaft; the novel is founded on factder Roman beruht or basiert auf Tatsachen

found

3
vt (Metal) metal, glassschmelzen und in eine Form gießen; objectgießen

found

2 [faʊnd] vt (establish) → fondare; (opinion, belief) → fondare, basare
a statement founded on fact → una dichiarazione basata sulla realtà

found2

(faund) verb
1. to start or establish. The school was founded by the king.
2. (with on/upon) to base on. The story was founded upon fact.
founˈdation noun
1. the act of founding. the foundation of a new university.
2. the base on which something is built. First they laid the foundations, then they built the walls.
3. an amount of money to be used for a special purpose or the organization that manages it. The British Foundation for Cancer Research.
ˈfounder noun
a person who founds a school, college, organization etc. We commemorate the founder of the school.
ˈfounding noun
The founding of the organization took place a long time ago.
ˈfounding ˈfather noun
1. the first or one of the first founders of an organization, a school of thought etc. the founding father of psychoanalysis.
2. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were the people who drew up its constitution.
References in classic literature ?
What the characters of the four sisters were we will leave to be found out.
Once on a hot day in August he tried but found it stuck fast and after that he forgot all about it.
After I had fallen over eight or nine precipices and thus found out that one half of my brain had been asleep eight or nine times without the wide-awake, hard-working other half suspecting it, the periodical unconsciousnesses began to extend their spell gradually over more of my brain-territory, and at last I sank into a drowse which grew deeper and deeper and was doubtless just on the very point of being a solid, blessed dreamless stupor, when--what was that?
Now he found out a new thing -- namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
Me and Huck's found Jubiter Dunlap's corpse all by ourselves with a bloodhound, after everybody else had quit hunting and given it up; and if it hadn't a been for us it never WOULD 'a' been found; and he WAS murdered too--they done it with a club or something like that; and I'm going to start in and find the murderer, next, and I bet I'll do it
YOUR uncle must now be FOUND," said the Doctor--"that is the next thing--now that we know he wasn't thrown into the sea.
Obeying this order, we found, or rather I found--for the gamekeeper was a poor hand at reading anything but print--the following important news:
I pulled off my shoes and stockings, and, wailing two or three hundred yards, I found the object to approach nearer by force of the tide; and then plainly saw it to be a real boat, which I supposed might by some tempest have been driven from a ship.
Though we were many and our enemy was alone it did not occur to us to kill him, and indeed we should have found that a hard task, even if we had thought of it, and no plan could we devise to deliver ourselves.
Only no one knew where the ring was hidden, nor was there any sorcerer or learned man to be found who would be able to explain the inscription.
Amidst all these calamities our provisions failed us; we had little hopes of a supply, for we found neither villages, houses, nor any trace of a human creature; and had miserably perished by thirst and hunger had we not met with some fishermen's boats, who exchanged their fish for tobacco.
Aurora made her appearance bringing gladness to the earth but sadness to Sancho Panza, for he found that his Dapple was missing, and seeing himself bereft of him he began the saddest and most doleful lament in the world, so loud that Don Quixote awoke at his exclamations and heard him saying, "O son of my bowels, born in my very house, my children's plaything, my wife's joy, the envy of my neighbours, relief of my burdens, and lastly, half supporter of myself, for with the six-and-twenty maravedis thou didst earn me daily I met half my charges.