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Meaning of “found” in the English Dictionary

"found" in British English

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foundverb

uk   us   /faʊnd/
  • found verb (FIND)

past simple and past participle of find

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  • found verb (BEGIN)

B2 [T] to ​bring something into ​existence: Boston was founded in 1630 by ​Puritancolonists from ​England. She ​left a ​largesum of ​money in her will to found a ​wildlifesanctuary. We are ​planning a ​dinner to ​celebrate the 50th ​anniversary of the founding of the ​company.
  • found verb (BUILD)

[T usually + adv/prep] specialized engineering to ​build a ​support in the ​ground for a ​largestructure such as a ​building or ​road

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(Definition of found from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"found" in American English

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found

 us   /fɑʊnd/
  • found (FIND)

past simple and past participle offind

foundverb

 us   /fɑʊnd/
  • found verb (BEGIN)

[T] to ​bring something into ​existence: She ​donatedmoney to ​help found a ​wildliferefuge. New Orleans was founded by the ​French in 1718.
  • found verb (BASE)

[T always + adv/prep] to ​base a ​belief, ​claim, ​idea, etc. on something: This ​case was founded on ​insufficientevidence.
(Definition of found from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"found" in Business English

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foundverb [T]

uk   us   /faʊnd/
to ​start a new ​business, ​organization, etc.: The ​airline was founded 25 ​years ago.
(Definition of found from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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