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found 1

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

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

Past tense and past participle of find.
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[ˈfaʊndɪd] adj
to be founded on sth → être basé(e) sur qch
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As its name imports (smeer, fat; berg, to put up), this village was founded in order to afford a place for the blubber of the dutch whale fleet to be tried out, without being taken home to Holland for that purpose.
What has been already said will almost of itself sufficiently show how an oligarchy ought to be founded; for he who would frame such a state should have in his view a democracy to oppose it; for every species of oligarchy should be founded on principles diametrically opposite to some species of democracy.
A number of citizens is the preservation of a democracy; for these are opposed to those rights which are founded in rank: on the contrary, the preservation of an oligarchy depends upon the due regulation of the different orders in the society.
Founded: 1907; the company has been writing homeowners insurance since 1974.
This is the first major crash involving Gol, which was founded in 2001.
The connection is so strong Harris called the non-profit organization she founded after her diagnosis--"Walking with Faith, Inc." The organization raises funds at walks, luncheons, dinners, golf outings, and concerts, but it also offers educational seminars.
Moreover, they challenged the assumptions upon which career development and counseling are founded, namely, that individuals can be evaluated objectively against normative sequences and "so undermines the concept of 'career maturity'" (Young & Collin, b, p.
The Organic Center for Education and Promotion (, a non-profit organ-ization founded in 2004 is dedicated to helping consumers, policy makers and researchers understand the benefits organic products provide to society.
The firm, founded in 1980 by brothers Art and Bill Weber, has 20 presses of 22 to 165 tons in plants in South Bound Brook and nearby Middlesex, N.J.
al., "Native American mitochondrial DNA analysis indicates that the Amerindian and the Nadene populations were founded by two independent migrations," Genetics 130 (1992): 153-162; Using mtDNA studies, Shields and his colleagues added a novel concept to this model.
In the past one hundred and twenty years, over three hundred children's camps have been founded in the region.
Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange (HEX: FSC).

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