Associations to the word «Find»


FIND, verb. (transitive) To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To point out.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
FIND, verb. (transitive) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.
FIND, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To supply; to furnish.
FIND, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To provide for
FIND, verb. (intransitive) (legal) To determine or judge.
FIND, verb. (intransitive) (hunting) To discover game.
FIND, noun. Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
FIND, noun. The act of finding.
FIND A FRIENDLY BUSH, verb. (euphemistic) To urinate or defecate or to seek relative privacy for that purpose; to relieve oneself, particularly outdoors.
FIND FAULT, verb. (intransitive) To criticize excessively
FIND FAULT, verb. (transitive) (followed by with) To criticize (something) excessively
FIND IT IN ONE'S HEART, verb. (idiom) To feel compassionate, especially in order to forgive someone
FIND ONE'S FEET, verb. (idiomatic) To grow in confidence in a new situation as one gains experience.
FIND ONE'S VOICE, verb. (idiom) To become willing or able to talk or otherwise express one's opinions
FIND ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To learn, or attempt to learn, what kind of person one is and what one wants in life.
FIND ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To unexpectedly or unintentionally begin to do or experience something.
FIND ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To be in a particular state of mind.
FIND ONESELF, verb. (literally) To discover oneself to be in a particular place.
FIND OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To discover, as by asking or investigating.
FIND OUT, verb. To discover or expose (someone) as disobedient, dishonest, etc.
FIND OUT, verb. To uncover a weakness (in someone).
FIND OUT THE HARD WAY, verb. To acquire knowledge through failure or any other undesirable experience.
FIND THE LADY, noun. 3 card monte (a card gambling game)
FIND THE LATCHSTRING OUT, verb. (US) (informal) To meet with hospitality; to be welcome.
FIND THE NET, verb. (idiomatic) (soccer) to score a goal
FIND WORK, verb. (intransitive) To look for employment or get employed.

Dictionary definition

FIND, noun. A productive insight.
FIND, noun. The act of discovering something.
FIND, verb. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day".
FIND, verb. Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint".
FIND, verb. Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!".
FIND, verb. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize".
FIND, verb. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining".
FIND, verb. Perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results".
FIND, verb. Get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter".
FIND, verb. Make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle".
FIND, verb. Make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover".
FIND, verb. Obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college".
FIND, verb. Decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty".
FIND, verb. Receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions".
FIND, verb. Perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room".
FIND, verb. Get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly".
FIND, verb. Succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark".
FIND, verb. Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn