- past and past participle of find.
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- 1.1(Of an object or sound) collected in its natural state and presented in a new context as part of a work of art or piece of music: collages of found photosMore example sentences
- Sounds that can be used must be generated as found sound by the composer/performer.
- More than a sonic photo album, this gives an interesting insight on the found sounds used on both albums.
- Betke was better off when he was digesting found sounds into something murky and nebulous.
- 1Establish or originate (an institution or organization), especially by providing an endowment: the monastery was founded in 1665 (as adjective founding) the three founding partnersMore example sentences
- Berkeley Primary School was founded in 1930, originally as separate infant and junior schools.
- The club was originally founded in Monasterevin in 1989.
- The company got its start in 1964 by Bill Ellis, who originally founded the company to publish limited-edition prints.
- 1.1Plan and begin the building of (a town or colony).More example sentences
- The whole initial cost of founding the settlement was less than £250,000, all of which was paid by the settlers.
- In fact, the settlement was founded by immigrants from Hertfordshire - second and third sons seeking riches in the New World, far from their more fortunate first-born brothers.
- The settlement was founded in 628BC, and such was its bounding economic success that, within 100 years, seven temples were under construction.
- 2 (usually be founded on/upon) Construct or base (a principle or other abstract thing) according to a particular principle or grounds: a society founded on the highest principles of religion and educationMore example sentences
- National is terribly clear that we support the idea that this nation is founded on the principle that we are all equal before the law, that we all have equal rights of participation in our Government.
- It should be a given, based on the principles it was founded on.
- Like it or not, our society for the most part was founded on a basic principle of freedom of choice.
- 2.1(Of a thing) serve as a basis for: the company’s fortunes are founded on its minerals businessMore example sentences
- Much of the fortune of Dundee was founded on its jute mills and other textile industries, and its jute barons once competed with each other to build grand houses.
- The Butterfield family was immensely wealthy, their fortune founded on the textile trade.
Middle English: from Old French fonder, from Latin fundare, from fundus 'bottom, base'.
- 1.2Make (an article) by melting and molding metal.More example sentences
- The double decker bridge, one of only three in New Zealand, was founded on cast iron cylinders sunk into the river bed.
early 16th century: from French fondre, from Latin fundere 'melt, pour'.