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English adjective: found

1. found come upon unexpectedly or after searching


SamplesFound art.
The lost-and-found department.


Similarrecovered


See alsosaved


Antonymslost


English noun: found

1. found (possession) food and lodging provided in addition to money


SamplesThey worked for $30 and found.


Broader (hypernym)earnings, pay, remuneration, salary, wage


English verb: found

1. found (social) set up or found


SamplesShe set up a literacy program.


Synonymsestablish, launch, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)open, open up


Antonymsabolish, get rid of

2. found (creation) set up or lay the groundwork for


SamplesEstablish a new department.


Synonymsconstitute, establish, institute, plant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Narrower (hyponym)appoint, constitute, fix, name, nominate

3. found (cognition) use as a basis for; found on


SamplesBase a claim on some observation.


Synonymsbase, establish, ground


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)build









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