find meaning

EN[faɪnd] [-aɪnd]
  • In Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches through one or more directory trees of a file system,
  • The related locate programs use a database of indexed files obtained through find (updated at regular intervals, typically by cron job) to provide a faster method of searching the entire filesystem for files by name.
"Nymphs Finding the Head of Orpheus", a painting by John William Waterhouse
"Nymphs Finding the Head of Orpheus", a painting by John William Waterhouse

    Definition of find in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfinds
    1. Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
      1. The act of finding.
      2. VerbSGfindsPRfindingPTfoundPTfandPPfoundPPfounden
        1. VT To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
          1. VT To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.
            1. I found my car keys. They were under the couch. ‎
          2. VT To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.
            1. Water is found to be a compound substance.
          3. VT To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
            1. to find leisure; to find means
          4. VT To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
            1. Looks like he found a new vehicle for himself!
          5. VT To point out.
            1. He kept finding faults with my work. ‎
          6. VT To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
            1. I find your argument unsatisfactory. ‎
          7. VT To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.
            1. to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person
          8. VT (archaic) To supply; to furnish.
            1. to find food for workmen
          9. VT (archaic) To provide for.
            1. He finds his nephew in money.
          10. VI (law) To determine or judge.
            1. The jury finds for the defendant. ‎
          11. VI (hunting) To discover game.
          12. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • They must really have been scraping the bottom of the barrel if they couldn't find a better design than that.
              • (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)
              • Thus, although there is no similar report in the literature, we speculate that this finding may also reflect better macrohemodynamic care.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Finding of tamanolides which is a new class of pyranocoumarins from French Polynesian CIO [50 ], and not yet reported from the other CIO geographical origins supports this suggestion.
              • Find a sub-problem which is self-similar to the large problem.
              • Find a safe place where you can heal up before returning to the scene of combat.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Evaluation of thrombophilia disorders established the patient to be heterozygous for methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase C677T gene mutation as the only finding.
              • Among the infiltrating inflammatory cells, spindle-shaped, histiocytoid or myoid tumor cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm were found.
              • Hi everypony! I'm back from Germany and my luck held out! You'd never believe what I found!
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                    • Verbs by inflection type
                      • Irregular verbs
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                  Source: Wiktionary

                  Meaning of find for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "find" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
                  Difficultness: Level 1
                  Easy     ➨     Difficult
                  Definiteness: Level 9
                  Definite    ➨     Versatile