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Find

Find appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • We need a plan to fan a pan; find a pan to fan, then find a fan to fan the pan, then fan the pan.
  • On mules we find two legs behind and two we find before.
    We stand behind before we find what those behind be for.

Find appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jocks find quartz glyph, vex BMW. (26 letters)
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Usage statistics for the verb find:

spoken English43.64%written English56.36%
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Find is sometimes a misspelling of field, finding, fine or found.

The word find is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun find

What does find mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: finds

  1. a productive insight
  2. the act of discovering something

Alternative definition of the noun find

noun

  1. Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
  2. The act of finding.

Definition of the verb find

What does find mean as a doing word?

Find is one of the top 50 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
foundfoundfindingfinds

  1. come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    • examples: We find this idea in Plato | They find the money in the closet
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of find: bump / chance / encounter / happen
  2. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I discovered that it didn't make sense
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]I discovered what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I discovered the fleece

      Discover Verbs (with the same syntax): ascertain, deduce, determine, discover, figure out, guess, rationalize, realize, solve.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of find: detect / discover / notice / observe
    • more generic words: sight / spy = catch sight of
    • more specific terms:
  3. come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    • examples: Did you find your glasses? | I cannot find my gloves! | They find the money in the closet
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered how she did itDiscover Verbs: ascertain, deduce, determine, discover, figure out, guess, rationalize, realize, solve
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I discovered that it didn't make sense
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]I discovered what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I discovered the fleece
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dressVerbs of Change of Possession: attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, choose, conserve, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote, win
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of find: regain
    • antonym of find: lose
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific terms:
  4. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    • example: find the product of two numbers
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of find: ascertain / determine / find out
    • more specific words:
      • gauge = determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
      • translate = determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
      • rectify = math: determine the length of
      • redetermine = fix, find, or establish again
      • sequence = determine the order of constituents in
      • refract = determine the refracting power of
      • enumerate / numerate / number / count = determine the number or amount of
      • admeasure = determine the quantity of someone's share
      • situate / locate = determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
  5. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
    • examples: I find him to be obnoxious | They find that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]The president declared Smith foolish
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate, not sentential clause]The president declared Smith professor
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] as [Adjective]The president declared John as stupid
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]John declared how he did it | The president proclaimed how we should work
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]The president judged the matter closed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]The president maintained that the matter was closed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, to be]The president maintained Smith to be a good man
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, wh-complement clause]John judged whether he should come
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]The president declared what we should do
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]The president declared what to do
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]John judged whether to clean the house

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): judge.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of find: feel
    • more generic terms: conclude / reason / reason out = decide by reasoning
  6. perceive or be contemporaneous with
  7. get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, choose, conserve, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote, win.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of find: come up / get hold / line up
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  8. make a discovery, make a new finding
  9. make a discovery
  10. obtain through effort or management
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  11. decide on and make a declaration about
    • example: find someone guilty
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of find: rule
    • more generic words: judge / label / pronounce = pronounce judgment on
  12. receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    • example: These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of find: get / incur / obtain / receive
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
    • more specific word: take = ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
  13. perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
  14. get or find back; recover the use of
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of find: recover / regain / retrieve
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific word: access = obtain or retrieve from a storage device
  15. succeed in reaching; arrive at
  16. accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
    • example: My son went to Berkeley to find himself
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of find: find oneself
    • more generic words: grow / maturate / mature = develop and reach maturity

Alternative definition of the verb find

verb

  1. [transitive] To encounter, to discover.
  2. [transitive] To point out.
  3. [transitive] To decide that, to form the opinion that.
  4. [transitive] To determine or judge.

Music

  1. "Find" is Hidden in Plain View's debut EP. It was released by the now defunct independent record label DAB Records on March 24, 2001.
  2. "Find" is South Korean boy band SS501's fourth Korean mini-album. It was released after their Japanese maxi single, "Lucky Days.
  3. "Find" is a musical single of Ridgewalkers.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  4. "FIND" is a musical album of Attrielectrock.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Find" is a musical EP of Krovo.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  6. "Find" is a musical album of Birth.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  7. "Find" is a song by CFCF.

Film

"Find" is a film, directed by Huang Song.

Miscellanea

  1. find: In Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches through one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and applies a user-specified action on each matched file. The possible search criteria include a pattern to match against the file name or a time range to match against the modification time or access time of the file. By default, find returns a list of all files below the current working directory.
  2. find: In computing, find is a command in the command line interpreters of DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows. It is used to search for a specific text string in a file or files. The command sends the specified lines to the standard output device.
  3. Find is a TV program, begun in (13 years ago).
  4. Find a.k.a. transmembrane 7 superfamily member 4 is a gene.
    • also known as Dendritic cells (DC)-specific transmembrane protein, DC-specific transmembrane protein, IL-Four INDuced, IL-Four (IL-4) induced gene, dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein

Phrases with Find

Phrases starting with the word Find:

  1. find out
  2. find fault
  3. find oneself
  4. Find The Lady
  5. Find One's Feet
  6. Find a Friendly Bush

Phrases ending with the word Find:

  1. Barn find
  2. Seek and Ye Shall Find
  3. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Other phrases containing the word Find:

  1. to find out
  2. to find fault
  3. Where Can I Find a Hotel
  4. It Is Easy to Find a Stick to Beat a Dog
  5. That's For Me to Know and You to Find Out

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Find

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Google previewTantra (1998)

Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

But, O Goddess, difficult to find is a guru who lights up everything like the sun. Gurus who are proficient in the Vedas, textbooks, and so on, are numerous. But, O Goddess, difficult to find is a guru who is proficient in the supreme Truth.

Google previewEverybody Writes (2014)

Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley

What's harder to find is a book that functions for marketers as part writing and story guide, part instructional manual on the ground rules of ethical publishing, and part straight talk on some muscle-building writing processes and habits. What's ...

Google previewEnglish Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners with an Appendix (1826)

Containing Rules and Observations for Assisting the More Advanced Students to Write with Perspicuity and Accuracy by Lindley Murray

find is a copulative conjunction. Us is a personal pronoun, in the objective case. You and us are put in the same case, ...

Google previewEssential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary (2005)

Learn rhymes for writing songs in all styles, from hip-hop and rock to country, blues, and jazz by Kevin Mitchell

Most words are crossreferenced in more than one place to make it quicker and easier to find the perfect word. If you're trying to rhyme antediluvian, odalisque or ubiquitous, you won't find it in this book. Only the most oftenused words of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends (2001)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

Find the Hat” are exceptional, and it would be a successful film with or without the legends. In a few instances films themselves have inspired urban legends. For example, the persistent rumors of “snuff films” spring from the graphic simulation ...

Google previewA Minecraft Mini-Encyclopedia (2014)

by Cori Dusmann

like regular and birch forests, you will find slight hills, a lot of grass, and many trees. Others are more hilly, have larger or taller trees, or in the case of roofed forests with dark oak, are much darker and more difficult to navigate. Hostile mobs can ...

Google previewReady, Set, Research With Britannica Student Encyclopedia (2008)

With Compton's by Britannica, Reproducible Masters Grades 6 and Up by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Using Books Once you have found a book on your topic, there are several ways to find out if it has the information you need. You don't want to stop and read everything at first. In- stead, you can use a method called skimming and scanning .

Google previewDictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues (2012)

The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals by Len Sperry

They may frantically flip through a textbook hoping to find a definition and often are frustrated to find that although terms are described and illustrated over a few paragraphs, seldom are the terms authoritatively defined in a phrase or sentence.

Google previewUltimate Encyclopedia Of Powerful Internet Marketing Mindsets And Methods (2013)

The Quintessential Guide To Understanding Internet Marketing, Mastering It's Psychology And Achieving Success by Noah Daniels

Youcan find measurable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

• Step 5 Then, find Persons ...

Google previewThe Primary Science and Technology Encyclopedia (2010)

by Christopher Collier, Dan Davies, Alan Howe, Kendra McMahon

Whilstwe trust youwill find it useful for your daytoday teaching of science and technology, we also believeit will informyou about the thinking behind current approaches to learning and teaching. There arefour main types of entry. First, there are ...

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Usage statistics about find

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb find:

spoken English43.64%written English56.36% conversational speech42.67%task-oriented speech57.33% imaginative writing57.44%informational writing42.56%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun find:

findbreakthroughdiscovery

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb find:

encounterdetectrulerecoverobservenoticediscoverdetermineobtainreceivehappenfeelfindseeget

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb find and its most common antonym:

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Quotes about Find

I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustration. (Judd Nelson)
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Scrabble value of F4I1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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