from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872.
- transitive v. To establish the foundation or basis of; base: found a theory on firm evidence.
- transitive v. To melt (metal) and pour into a mold.
- transitive v. To make (objects) by pouring molten material into a mold.
- v. Past tense and past participle of find.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Come upon unexpectedly or after searching.
- adj. equipped; supplied
- n. Food and lodging, board.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of find.
- v. To begin building.
- v. To start some type of organization or company.
- v. To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of find.
- transitive v. To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.
- n. A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.
- transitive v. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
- transitive v. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of find.
- To lay the basis of; fix, set, or place, as on something solid; ground; base; establish on a basis, physical or moral.
- To take the first steps or measures in erecting or building up; begin to raise; make a beginning of; originate by active means: as, to found a city or an empire.
- To make provision for the establishment of; originate by gift, grant, or endowment: as, to found an institution or a professorship by bequest.
- To base one's opinion; rely: followed by on or upon: as, I found upon the evidence of my senses.
- To east; form into shape by casting in a mold, as metal or a metallic article.
- n. The operation of casting metal, etc.; the melting of metal or of the materials for glass, etc.
- n. A three-sided, single-cut file, used in making combs.
- To hasten; go (to get or seek something); strive.
- A dialectal variant of fond, fand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. food and lodging provided in addition to money
- adj. come upon unexpectedly or after searching
- v. set up or lay the groundwork for
- v. use as a basis for; found on
- v. set up or found
Middle English founden, from Old French fonder, from Latin fundāre, from fundus, bottom.
Middle English founden, from Old French fondre, from Latin fundere; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
see find. (Wiktionary)
From Anglo-Norman founder (French: fonder), from Latin fundare. (Wiktionary)
From Middle French fondre. (Wiktionary)