found

To found something is like laying a "foundation" for a building — note the similarity? But instead of a building, you might found a business or a charity, where you establish the groundwork upon which it can grow.

The verb found goes back to the Latin word fundus, meaning "bottom," which in turn led to fundāre, meaning "to lay the bottom of something." If you were to found a library, they might build a statue of you near the entrance. If you're having trouble finding the library, look for a statue with a familiar face.

Definitions of found
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n food and lodging provided in addition to money

“they worked for $30 and found
Type of:
earnings, pay, remuneration, salary, wage
something that remunerates

adj come upon unexpectedly or after searching

found art”
“the lost-and- found department”
Synonyms:
recovered
found after being lost
saved
rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin
Antonyms:
lost
no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
mislaid, misplaced
lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place
gone
no longer retained
missing
not able to be found
squandered, wasted
not used to good advantage
stray
(of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
straying
unable to find your way
lost
spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
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v set up or found

Synonyms:
establish, launch, set up
Antonyms:
abolish, get rid of
do away with
Type of:
open, open up
start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

v set up or lay the groundwork for

Synonyms:
constitute, establish, institute, plant
Types:
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fix
set or place definitely
appoint, constitute, name, nominate
create and charge with a task or function
pack
set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome
co-opt
appoint summarily or commandeer
Type of:
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

v use as a basis for; found on

Synonyms:
base, establish, ground
Types:
build
found or ground

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