- find [fīnd]vt.found, finding [ME finden < OE findan, akin to Ger finden, Goth finthan < IE base * pent-, to walk, happen upon, find > L pons, a plank causeway, bridge]1. to happen on; come upon; meet with; discover by chance2. to get by searching or by making an effort [find the answer]3. to get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn [I find that I was wrong]4. to experience or feel [to find pleasure in music]5.a) to get or recover (something lost) [to find a missing book]b) to get or recover the use of [we found our sea legs]6. to realize as being; consider; think [to find a book boring]7. to get to; reach; attain [the blow found his chin]8. to declare after careful thought [the jury found him innocent]9. to supply; furnish: cf. FOUND1vi.to reach and announce a decision [the jury found for the accused]n.1. the act of finding2. something found, esp. something interesting or valuable——————find oneself1. to learn what one's real talents and inclinations are, and begin to apply them2. to become aware of being [to find oneself in trouble]——————find out1. to discover; learn2. to learn the true character or identity of (someone or something)
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.