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"found" in American English

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found

 us   /fɑʊnd/
  • found (FIND)

past simple and past participle of find

foundverb

 us   /fɑʊnd/
  • found verb (BEGIN)

[T] to bring something into existence: She donated money to help found a wildlife refuge. 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 insufficient evidence.
(Definition of found from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"found" in British English

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foundverb

uk   /faʊnd/  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 Puritan colonists from England. 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.
  • 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 road

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(Definition of found from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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