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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Find v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found p. pr. & vb. n. Finding.]
 1. 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.
 Searching the window for a flint, I found
 This paper, thus sealed up.   --Shak.
    In woods and forests thou art found.   --Cowley.
 2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel. “I find you passing gentle.”
    The torrid zone is now found habitable.   --Cowley.
 3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost. (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom. (b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance. (c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means. (d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
    Seek, and ye shall find.   --Matt. vii. 7.
    Every mountain now hath found a tongue.   --Byron.
 4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
    Wages £14 and all found.   --London Times.
    Nothing a day and find yourself.   --Dickens.
 5. 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.
    To find his title with some shows of truth.   --Shak.
 To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) -- to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.  “Canst thou by searching find out God?”  --Job. xi. 7.  “We do hope to find out all your tricks.”  --Milton.
 To find fault with, to blame; to censure.
 To find one's self, to be; to fare; -- often used in speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this morning?