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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 find /ˈfaɪnd/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 尋找敘述 FIND

From: Network Terminology


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?

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Find v. i. Law To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Find, n. Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archæologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a productive insight [syn: discovery, breakthrough]
      2: the act of discovering something [syn: discovery, uncovering]
      v 1: 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" [syn: happen,
            chance, bump, encounter]
      2: 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" [syn: detect, observe,
          discover, notice]
      3: come upon after searching; find the location of something
         that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I
         cannot find my gloves!" [syn: regain] [ant: lose]
      4: 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" [syn:
         determine, find out, ascertain]
      5: 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" [syn: feel]
      6: perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans
         winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in
         this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the
         rebellion of the younger generation against established
         traditions"; "I want to see results" [syn: witness, see]
      7: 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" [syn: line up, get hold, come up]
      8: make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered
         X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary
         particle" [syn: discover]
      9: make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The
         story is false, so far as I can discover" [syn: discover]
      10: 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"
      11: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone
          guilty" [syn: rule]
      12: 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" [syn: receive,
           get, obtain, incur]
      13: 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"
      14: get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control
          of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
          [syn: recover, retrieve, regain]
      15: succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrrow found its mark"
      16: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and
          situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
          [syn: find oneself]
      [also: found]