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Definition of Find


  1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
  2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
  3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
  4. To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
  5. To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
  6. To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.
  7. To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
  8. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
  9. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.
  10. To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
  11. Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.

Find Quotations

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Ron White

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Martha Washington

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner
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Find Translations

find in Danish is finde
find in Dutch is vinden, treffen, bevinden, aantreffen
find in French is trouvent, trouvez, trouvons, trouver
find in German is finden, finden, suchen
find in Italian is trovare
find in Latin is reperio, invenio
find in Norwegian is synes, finne, funn
find in Portuguese is achado
find in Spanish is hallar