Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “found”

found

verb [T] (BEGIN)    /faʊnd/
B2 to bring something into existence : York was founded by the Romans in AD 71. She left a large sum of money in her will to found a wildlife sanctuary . We are planning a dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company .Starting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of found verb (BEGIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of found

Definitions of “found” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

chef

a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant, especially the most important cook

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More