/faɪnd/verb[T](past tense and past participlefound)
DISCOVER WHEN SEARCHING›to discover something or someone that you have been searching for: I can't find my glasses and I've looked everywhere.Police found the missing girl at a London railway station.[+ two objects]Has he found himself a place to live yet?
DISCOVER BY CHANCE›to discover something or someone by chance: The body was found by a man walking his dog.I found a $10 bill on the sidewalk.
BECOME AWARE›to become aware that something exists, or has happened: I came home to find that my cat had had kittens.I found that I could easily swim a mile.
find the energy/money/time, etc›to have or get enough energy/money/time, etc to do something: Where do you find the energy to do all these things?
find sb/sth easy/boring/funny, etc›to think or feel a particular way about someone or something: I still find exams very stressful.
find yourself somewhere/doing sth›to become aware that you have gone somewhere or done something without intending to: I suddenly found myself making everyone's lunch.
be found›to exist or be present somewhere: Vitamin C is found in oranges and other citrus fruit.
find sb guilty/not guilty›to judge that someone is guilty or not guilty in a law court: [often passive]She was found guilty of murder.