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Meaning of find

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a productive insight [syn: {discovery}, {breakthrough},
      2: the act of discovering something [syn: {discovery}, {find},
      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},
      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}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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