found Definition

  • 1establish or originate (an institution or organization)
  • 2discover unexpectedly or during a search
  • 3melt and mould (metal)

Using found: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "found" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The university was founded in 1872.

  • Example

    I found my old watch while cleaning the house.

  • Example

    The metal is melted and then poured into molds to be found.

found Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with found

  • a person who establishes an important institution or organization


    George Washington is considered one of the founding fathers of the United States.

  • an object that has been discovered by chance, rather than being created intentionally


    The artist used found objects like driftwood and old car parts to create his sculptures.

  • well-founded

    based on good reasons, evidence, or information


    Her concerns about the project were well-founded, as it turned out to be a failure.

Origins of found

from Old French 'fonder', from Latin 'fundare', meaning 'to lay the base of'


Summary: found in Brief

The verb 'found' [faʊnd] means to establish or originate an institution or organization, discover something unexpectedly, or melt and mold metal. Examples include 'The university was founded in 1872.' and 'I found my old watch while cleaning the house.' 'Found' can also be used in phrases like 'founding father' and 'well-founded,' which means based on good reasons or evidence.

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