HyperDic: find

English > 18 senses of the word find:
VERBpossessionfind, happen, chance, bump, encountercome upon, as if by accident
perceptionfind, detect, observe, discover, noticediscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
possessionfind, regaincome upon after searching
communicationfind, determine, find out, ascertainestablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
cognitionfind, feelcome to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
perceptionfind, witness, seeperceive or be contemporaneous with
possessionfind, line up, get hold, come upget something or somebody for a specific purpose
creationfind, discovermake a discovery, make a new finding
cognitionfind, discovermake a discovery
possessionfindobtain through effort or management
communicationfind, ruledecide on and make a declaration about
changefind, receive, get, obtain, incurreceive a specified treatment (abstract)
perceptionfindperceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
possessionfind, recover, retrieve, regainget or find back
motionfindsucceed in reaching
changefind, find oneselfaccept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
NOUNcognitionfind, discovery, breakthrougha productive insight
actfind, discovery, uncoveringthe act of discovering something
find > pronunciation
Soundsfay'nd
Rhymesaffined ... wind: 39 rhymes with aynd...
English > find: 18 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA productive insight.
Synonymsdiscovery, breakthrough
Broaderinsight, brainstorm, brainwaveThe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
Spanishdescubrimiento, hallazgo
Catalantroballa
Verbsfindestablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
findmake a discovery, make a new finding
English > find: 18 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of discovering something.
Synonymsdiscovery, uncovering
Narrowerbreakthroughmaking an important discovery
detection, catching, espial, spying, spottingThe act of detecting something
determination, findingThe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
rediscoveryThe act of discovering again
self-discoveryDiscovering your own individuality
tracingThe discovery and description of the course of development of something
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishdescubrimiento, hallazgo
Catalandescoberta, descobriment, troballa
Verbsfindmake a discovery
findmake a discovery, make a new finding
finddiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
findcome upon after searching
findcome upon, as if by accident
English > find: 18 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningcome upon, as if by accident; meet with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey find the money in the closet
Example"We find this idea in Plato"
Synonymshappen, chance, bump, encounter
Spanishdar, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, tropezar
Catalanensopegar, trobar-se, trobar
Nounsfindthe act of discovering something
findersomeone who is the first to observe something
English > find: 18 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningDiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsdetect, observe, discover, notice
Narrowerfind out, catch outtrap
instantiateFind an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
seeobserve as if with an eye
sensedetect some circumstance or entity automatically
traceDiscover traces of
Broaderspy, sightcatch sight of
Similar todiscover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishadvertir, apreciar, descubrir, detectar, distinguir, divisar, encontrar, observar, percibir, vislumbrar
Catalanadvertir, apreciar, descobrir, detectar, observar, trobar
Nounsfindthe act of discovering something
findersomeone who is the first to observe something
findingthe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
findingsomething that is found
English > find: 18 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningcome upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey find the money in the closet
Examples
  • "Did you find your glasses?"
  • "I cannot find my gloves!"
Synonymregain
Narrowerfall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoverFind unexpectedly
feelFind by testing or cautious exploration
locate, turn upDiscover the location of
rout up, rout outGet or find by searching
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Oppositelosemiss from one's possessions
Similar tofindObtain through effort or management
recover, retrieve, find, regainget or find back
Spanishencontrar, recobrar, recuperar
Catalanrecuperar, trobar
Nounsfindthe act of discovering something
findersomeone who is the first to observe something
findersomeone who comes upon something after searching / searching / searching
English > find: 18 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Example"find the product of two numbers"
Synonymsdetermine, find out, ascertain
NarroweradmeasureDetermine the quantity of someone's share
count, number, enumerate, numerateDetermine the number or amount of
gaugeDetermine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
rectify(math) determine the length of
redetermineFix, find, or establish again
refractDetermine the refracting power of (a lens)
sequenceDetermine the order of constituents in
situate, locateDetermine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
translateDetermine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
Similar todetermine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
discover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishdecidir, descubrir, determinar, encontrar
Catalandecidir, descobrir, determinar, trobar
Nounsfinda productive insight
findingsomething that is found
English > find: 18 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningCome to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey find that there was a traffic accident
Example "I find him to be obnoxious"
Synonymfeel
Broaderreason, reason out, concludedecide by reasoning
Similar torule, finddecide on and make a declaration about
Spanishconsiderar, creer, encontrar, sentir
Catalanconsiderar, creure, sentir, trobar
English > find: 18 senses > verb 6, perception
Meaningperceive or be contemporaneous with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymswitness, see
NarrowercatchBecome aware of
Broaderexperience, see, go throughgo or live through
Similar tofindperceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Spanishatestiguar, presenciar, ver
Catalanpresenciar, testificar, testimoniar, veure
Nounsfindersomeone who is the first to observe something
English > find: 18 senses > verb 7, possession
MeaningGet something or somebody for a specific purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsline up, get hold, come up
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishconseguir, encontrar, hacerse con
Catalanaconseguir, trobar
English > find: 18 senses > verb 8, creation
Meaningmake a discovery, make a new finding.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymdiscover
Broadergestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualiseHave the idea for
Similar todetect, observe, find, discover, noticeDiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
determine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
discover, findmake a discovery
Spanishdescubrir, encontrar
Catalandescobrir, trobar
Nounsfindthe act of discovering something
finda productive insight
findingsomething that is found
English > find: 18 senses > verb 9, cognition
Meaningmake a discovery.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymdiscover
Narrowerferret out, ferretsearch and discover through persistent investigation
rake upBring to light
Broaderlearn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
See alsofind outget to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Similar todiscover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishaverigüar, descubrir, encontrar
Catalandescobrir
Nounsfindthe act of discovering something
English > find: 18 senses > verb 10, possession
MeaningObtain through effort or management.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar tofind, regaincome upon after searching
English > find: 18 senses > verb 11, communication
Meaningdecide on and make a declaration about.
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s PP
Example"find someone guilty"
Synonymrule
Broaderpronounce, label, judgepronounce judgment on
Similar tofind, feelCome to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
Spanishdictaminar, fallar
Catalandictaminar
Nounsfindingthe decision of a court on issues of fact or law
English > find: 18 senses > verb 12, change
MeaningReceive a specified treatment (abstract).
PatternSomething ----s
Example"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"
Synonymsreceive, get, obtain, incur
NarrowertakeAscertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, encontrar, obtener, recibir
Catalanobtenir
English > find: 18 senses > verb 13, perception
Meaningperceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Similar towitness, find, seeperceive or be contemporaneous with
English > find: 18 senses > verb 14, possession
Meaningget or find back; recover the use of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsrecover, retrieve, regain
NarroweraccessObtain or retrieve from a storage device
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar tofind, regaincome upon after searching
Spanishrecobrar, reconquistar, recuperar
Catalanrecobrar, recuperar
English > find: 18 senses > verb 15, motion
Meaningsucceed in reaching; arrive at.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
Spanishencontrar
English > find: 18 senses > verb 16, change
MeaningAccept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
Synonymfind oneself
Broadermature, maturate, growDevelop and reach maturity

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