Definitions for: Found


[n] food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
[adj] come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department"
[v] use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
[v] set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
[v] set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"



Webster (1913) Definition: Found,
imp. & p. p. of Find.


Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Founding.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.]
To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to
cast. ``Whereof to found their engines.'' --Milton.


Found, n.
A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.


Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Founding.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See
1st Bottom, and cf. Founder, v. i., Fund.]
1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something
solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis,
literal or figurative; to fix firmly.

I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble,
founded as the rock. --Shak.

A man that all his time Hath founded his good
fortunes on your love. --Shak.

It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. --Matt.
vii. 25.

2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or
building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to
begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to
found a family.

There they shall found Their government, and their
great senate choose. --Milton.

Syn: To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See
Predicate.

Synonyms: base, constitute, establish, establish, establish, ground, institute, launch, plant, recovered(p), set up

Antonyms: abolish, get rid of, lost

See Also: appoint, build, earnings, fix, initiate, name, nominate, open, open up, pay, pioneer, remuneration, salary, saved, wage

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