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found (root: find)


Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective


Noun found has 1 sense

Verb found has 3 senses

Adjective found has 1 sense


foundimp. & p. p. 
     imp. & p. p. of Find.  [1913 Webster]
foundv. t. [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.].
     To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
     A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.  [1913 Webster]
foundv. t. [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st Bottom, and cf. Founder, v. i., Fund.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I had else been perfect,
    Whole as the marble, founded as the rock.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "A man that all his time
    Hath founded his good fortunes on your love.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "It fell not, for it was founded on a rock."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "There they shall found
    Their government, and their great senate choose.
Syn. -- To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See Predicate.


found, past and past part. of FIND.

found, v.
1 tr. a establish (esp. with an endowment). b originate or initiate (an institution).
2 tr. be the original builder or begin the building of (a town etc.).
3 tr. lay the base of (a building etc.).
4 (foll. by on, upon) a tr. construct or base (a story, theory, rule, etc.) according to a specified principle or ground. b intr. have a basis in.

founding father a person associated with a founding, esp. an American statesman at the time of the Revolution.
found, v.tr.
1 a melt and mould (metal). b fuse (materials for glass).
2 make by founding.

founder n.
ME f. OF fondre f. L fundere fus- pour



assemble, author, base, bear, bed, beget, begin, blaze, blister, block out, bottom, brand, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect, bring to pass, bring up, broach, build, build in, burn, burn in, burn off, carve, cast, cause, cauterize, char, chase, chisel, christen, coal, commence, conceive, confirm, constitute, crack, create, cupel, cut, deep-dye, define, develop, do, effect, effectuate, efform, embed, engender, engraft, engrave, entrench, erect, establish, etch, fashion, father, figure, fix, flame, float, forge, form, formalize, frame, generate, gestate, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, grave, ground, hew, impact, implant, impress, imprint, inaugurate, incept, induct, infix, ingrain, initiate, inscribe, insculpture, install, institute, introduce, invest, jam, knead, knock out, launch, lay out, lay the foundation, lick into shape, lift up, lodge, make, materialize, mint, model, mold, occasion, organize, originate, oxidate, oxidize, pack, parch, pitch, plant, predicate, print, produce, put in, put up, pyrolyze, raise, realize, rear, rest, ring in, root, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, scorch, sculp, sculpt, sculpture, sear, seat, set, set afloat, set agoing, set in, set on foot, set up, settle, shape, singe, sire, solder, stamp, start, start going, start up, stay, stereotype, support, sustain, swinge, tailor, thermoform, torrefy, turn on, usher in, vesicate, vest, vulcanize, wedge, weld, work




VB begin, start, commence, conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter, set out, embark in, incept, initiate, launch, inaugurate, inchoate, rise, arise, originate, usher in, lead off, lead the way, take the lead, take the initiative, head, stand at the head, stand first, stand for, lay the foundations, found, set up, set on foot, agoing, set abroach, set the ball in motion, apply the match to a train, broach, open up, open the door to, get underway, set about, get to work, set to work, set to, make a beginning, make a start, handsel, take the first step, lay the first stone, cut the first turf, break ground, break the ice, break cover, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, open fire, open the ball, ventilate, air, undertake, come into existence, come into the world, make one's debut, take birth, burst forth, break out, spring up, spring forth, crop up, pop up, appear, materialize, begin at the beginning, begin ab ovo, begin again, begin de novo, start afresh, make a fresh start, take it from the top, shuffle the cards, reshuffle the cards, resume, recommence.


VB be the cause of, originate, give origin to, give rise, to, give occasion to, cause, occasion, sow the seeds of, kindle, suscitate, bring on, bring to bring pass, bring about, produce, create, set up, set afloat, set on foot, found, broach, institute, lay the foundation of, lie at the root of, procure, induce, draw down, open the door to, superinduce, evoke, entail, operate, elicit, provoke, conduce to, contribute, have a hand in the pie, have a finger in the pie, determine, decide, turn the scale, have a common origin, derive its origin.


VB be supported, lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on, have at one's back, bestride, bestraddle, support, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder, hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up, uphold, upbear, prop, under prop, under pin, under set, riprap, bandage, give support, furnish support, afford support, supply support, lend support, give foundations, furnish foundations, afford foundations, supply foundations, lend foundations, bottom, found, base, ground, imbed, embed, maintain, keep on foot, aid.

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