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
              • We have a theory, but we haven't found a smoking gun yet.
              • By finding this clover your streak of good luck has already begun.
              • What I find insanely wonderful about this is that technically my friend is now driving a car which is powered by the motherfreakin’ sun.
            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
              • Likewise, 24.2% of the recombinants contained genetic contributions from the A2 subsubtype, though no pure A2 strains were found.
              • Hi everypony! I'm back from Germany and my luck held out! You'd never believe what I found!
              • Two days prior to the consultation, an abdominal radiograph was done because the patient hadn't stooled in a week. No signs of obstruction and no abnormal accumulations of stool were found.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                    • Verbs by inflection type
                      • Irregular verbs
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                  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
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                  Definiteness: Level 9
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