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“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 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 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 Business English

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foundverb [ T ]

uk /faʊnd/ us

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)