find  

  • Pronunciation of find: F AY1 N D (faɪnd)

  • Number of syllables of find: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of find

  • Definition of find

    • (n): the act of discovering something  
    • (n): a productive insight  
    • (v): accept and make use of one''s personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"  
    • (v): make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"  
    • (v): succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrrow found its mark"  
    • (v): perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You''ll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"  
  • Examples of find

    • Look at the lancet and you will find nothing of the sort  
    • Look up at the ceiling to find a stalactite by the eastern geyser.  
    • I find the guy personable whenever I see him around Washington.  
    • I find it difficult to see that as a denouncement.  
    • I find your inability to see the equivocation quite exasperating.  
    • I find the guy attractive whenever I see him around Washington.  
    • Look at other biographic articles and you will find quotes from the subject.  
    • Researchers are taking a close look to find out which microbes do the best job.  
    • If you find the time, look up the historical perspective of hypnosis.  
    • I entreat that you find it in your favor to look at it.  

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