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 for find
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Find \Find\ (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found (found); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Finding.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS.
     & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna,
     Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr.
     pi`ptein to fall, Skr. pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]
     1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the
        first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or
        unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
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              Searching the window for a flint, I found
              This paper, thus sealed up.           --Shak.
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              In woods and forests thou art found.  --Cowley.
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     2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to
        experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings;
        to detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." --Shak.
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              The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley.
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     3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
        (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
        (b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object
            or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
        (c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to
            find leisure; to find means.
        (d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
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                  Seek, and ye shall find.          --Matt. vii.
                                                    7.
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                  Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron.
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     4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food
        for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
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              Wages [pounds]14 and all found.       --London
                                                    Times.
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              Nothing a day and find yourself.      --Dickens.
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     5. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to
        establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of
        indictment) against an accused person.
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              To find his title with some shows of truth. --Shak.
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     To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) --
        to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.
        "Canst thou by searching find out God?" --Job. xi. 7. "We
        do hope to find out all your tricks." --Milton.
  
     To find fault with, to blame; to censure.
  
     To find one's self, to be; to fare; -- often used in
        speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this
        morning?
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Find \Find\, v. i. (Law)
     To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a
     determination to a court; as, the jury find for the
     plaintiff. --Burrill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Find \Find\, n.
     Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially,
     a deposit, discovered by arch[ae]ologists, of objects of
     prehistoric or unknown origin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  find
      n 1: a productive insight [syn: discovery, breakthrough,
           find]
      2: the act of discovering something [syn: discovery, find,
         uncovering]
      v 1: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea
           in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not
           very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book
           in the bookstore the other day" [syn: find, happen,
           chance, bump, encounter]
      2: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;
         "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We
         found traces of lead in the paint" [syn: detect, observe,
         find, discover, notice]
      3: come upon after searching; find the location of something
         that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I
         cannot find my gloves!" [syn: find, regain] [ant: lose]
      4: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment,
         survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The
         physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
         [syn: determine, find, find out, ascertain]
      5: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or
         indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find
         him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
         [syn: find, feel]
      6: perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans
         winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this
         school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger
         generation against established traditions"; "I want to see
         results" [syn: witness, find, see]
      7: get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found
         this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold
         of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold
         of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
         [syn: line up, get hold, come up, find]
      8: make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered
         X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary
         particle" [syn: discover, find]
      9: make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The
         story is false, so far as I can discover" [syn: discover,
         find]
      10: obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and
          energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the
          money to send our sons to college"
      11: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone
          guilty" [syn: rule, find]
      12: receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of
          civilization do not find expression or receive an
          interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got
          nothing but trouble for my good intentions" [syn: receive,
          get, find, obtain, incur]
      13: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I
          found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he
          found himself in a hospital room"
      14: get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control
          of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly" [syn:
          recover, retrieve, find, regain]
      15: succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark"
      16: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and
          situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself" [syn:
          find oneself, find]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  252 Moby Thesaurus words for "find":
     accommodate, accomplish, achieve, acquire, act on, afford, allot,
     approach, arouse, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, ascertain, assign,
     attain, attain to, awaken, bargain, be informed, be received,
     become acquainted with, become aware of, blow in, boast, bob up,
     bonus, boon, bring to light, bringing to light, broaden the mind,
     bump into, buried treasure, call up, casual discovery, catch,
     catch sight of, catching, chance discovery, check in, clock in,
     clothe, collect, come, come across, come in, come to, come to hand,
     come up with, command, conclude, condemn, consider, contribute,
     cram the mind, deal, decide, declare, decree, deduce, derive,
     descry, detect, detection, determination, determine, determining,
     diamond, dig up, discern, disclosure, discover, discovery,
     distinguish, distinguishment, donate, doom, draw a conclusion,
     draw an inference, encounter, endow, espial, espy, excavation,
     exhumation, experience, exposure, extract, fall in with, fetch,
     fetch up at, fill, fill up, find against, find for, find out,
     find out about, finding, finding out, finger, fix, foundling, fund,
     furnish, gain, gain knowledge, gather, gather up, gem, get,
     get back, get hold of, get in, get there, get to, give, glean,
     godsend, good thing, gravy, hit, hit town, hit upon, hunt down,
     identify, induce, infer, invent, invention, invest, jewel, judge,
     keep, lay, learn, learn about, light upon, load the mind, locate,
     locating, location, lucky strike, maintain, make, make a decision,
     make available, make it, make provision for, manage, mark,
     meet with, muster up, note, notice, obtain, order, pass judgment,
     pass sentence, pearl, perceive, pick up information, plum,
     point to, pop up, prepare, present, pride, pride and joy, prize,
     procure, pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, provide,
     provide for, pull in, punch in, reach, realize, reason,
     reason that, recognition, recognize, recoup, recover, recruit,
     rediscover, rediscovery, regard, remark, replenish, report,
     repossess, resolve, return a verdict, reveal, revelation, ring in,
     roll in, rouse, rule, rumble, run down, run to earth, scare up,
     secure, see, sentence, serendipity, set aside, settle, show up,
     sight, sign in, spot, spotting, stock, store, strike, subsidize,
     summon up, supply, support, take as proved, think, time in, trace,
     trace down, track down, treasure, treasure trove, trophy,
     trouvaille, trove, tumble to, turn over, turn up, twig, uncover,
     uncovering, understand, unearth, unearthing, utter a judgment,
     view, waifs, waifs and strays, win, windfall, windfall money,
     windfall profit, winner, yield
  
  

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