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verb  us   /fɑɪnd/ (past tense and past participle found  /fɑʊnd/ )

find verb (DISCOVER)

[T] to see where a thing or person is, either unexpectedly or by searching; discover: I found a ten-dollar bill in my pocket. I hope I can find a place to live near work. Many plant and animal species are found (= exist) only in the rain forests. [T] Someone who finds information begins to understand something: [+ that clause] The study found that men who took an aspirin a day have fewer heart attacks. Some insects have been found to live several years without water. [T] If you find a quality within yourself, you suddenly develop it or learn that you have it: She found the courage to leave the town where she was born. [T] To find someone means to meet someone you can have a close, loving relationship with: Ellen found Sascha, married him, and soon after they had twins.

find verb (JUDGE)

[I/T] law to make a judgment in a law court: [T] to be found guilty/innocent
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find

noun [C]  us   /fɑɪnd/

find noun [C] (THING DISCOVERED)

a good or valuable thing or a special person that has been discovered: She’s a real find – singers like her don’t grow on trees.
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