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found1

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Pronunciation: /faʊnd
 
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verb

past and past participle of find.

adjective

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1Having been discovered by chance or unexpectedly.
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 photos
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  • 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.
1.2(Of art) comprising or making use of found objects.
2 [with submodifier] (Of a ship) equipped: the ship was well found and seaworthy

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found2

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Pronunciation: /faʊnd
 
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verb

[with object]
1Establish or originate (an institution or organization): the monastery was founded in 1665 (as adjective founding) the three founding partners
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  • 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.
Synonyms
establish, set up, start, begin, get going, initiate, institute, put in place, form, create, bring into being, launch, float, originate, develop, inaugurate, constitute, endow
1.1Plan and begin the building of (a settlement): William Penn founded Pennsylvania
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  • 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.
Synonyms
build, construct, erect, put up, elevate;
plan, lay plans for;
start to build, lay the foundations of
2 (usually be founded on/upon) Base (something) on a particular principle, idea, or feeling: a society founded on the highest principles of religion and education
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  • 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.
2.1Serve as a basis for: the company’s fortunes are founded on its minerals business
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  • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French fonder, from Latin fundare, from fundus 'bottom, base'.

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  • The word found ‘establish’ goes back to Latin fundare ‘to lay a base for’, from fundus ‘bottom, base’, source also of foundation (Late Middle English), founder (Middle English) ‘sink’, and fund (mid 17th century) from a secondary sense of fundus ‘landed property’; and profound (Middle English) ‘deep’. Found ‘melt and mould’ is from French fondre (source of the melted cheese fondue (late 19th century)), from Latin fundere ‘melt, pour’ (found also in fuse (late 16th century)), and dates from the early 16th century.

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found3

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Pronunciation: /faʊnd
 
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verb

[with object]
1Melt and mould (metal).
1.1Fuse (materials) to make glass.
1.2Make (an article) by melting and moulding metal.
Example sentences
  • The double decker bridge, one of only three in New Zealand, was founded on cast iron cylinders sunk into the river bed.

Origin

early 16th century: from French fondre, from Latin fundere 'melt, pour'.

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  • The word found ‘establish’ goes back to Latin fundare ‘to lay a base for’, from fundus ‘bottom, base’, source also of foundation (Late Middle English), founder (Middle English) ‘sink’, and fund (mid 17th century) from a secondary sense of fundus ‘landed property’; and profound (Middle English) ‘deep’. Found ‘melt and mould’ is from French fondre (source of the melted cheese fondue (late 19th century)), from Latin fundere ‘melt, pour’ (found also in fuse (late 16th century)), and dates from the early 16th century.

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