• (v. t.) To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the
first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to
fall in with, as a person.
• (v. t.) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to
experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to
• (v. t.) To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
• (v. t.) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
• (v. t.) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or
end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
• (v. t.) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find
leisure; to find means.
• (v. t.) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
• (v. t.) To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food
for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
• (v. t.) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to
establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment)
against an accused person.
• (v. i.) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a
determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
• (n.) Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially,
a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or