find verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “find” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [T]
/faɪnd/ ( past tense and past participle found)
DISCOVER WHEN SEARCHING A1 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?Finding and discovering
DISCOVER BY CHANCE A2 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.Finding and discovering
BECOME AWARE B1 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.Finding and discovering
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?Finding and discovering
find sb/sth easy/boring/funny, etc B1 to think or feel a particular way about someone or something: I still find exams very stressful.Experiencing and suffering
find yourself somewhere/doing sth B2 to become aware that you have gone somewhere or done something without intending to: I suddenly found myself making everyone's lunch.Not expected or planned
be found B2 to exist or be present somewhere: Vitamin C is found in oranges and other citrus fruit.Finding and discovering
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.Court cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of find verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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