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English definition of “found”

found

verb uk   /faʊnd/ us  

found verb (FIND)

past simple and past participle of find

found verb (BEGIN)

B2 [T] 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

found verb (BUILD)

[T usually + adv/prep] specialized engineering to build a support in the ground for a large structure such as a building or roadConstruction work and workers

found verb (BASE)

C2 [T + adv/prep] to base a belief, claim, idea, etc. on something: Her lawyer accused the prosecution of founding its case on insufficient evidence. I'd like to see the research that these recommendations are founded on. a society founded on egalitarian principlesBeing based on or depending on something
(Definition of found from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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