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Noun finding has 3 senses
  1. determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something
    --1 is a kind of discovery, find, uncovering
    --1 has particulars:
     designation, identification; resolution, solving; validation, proof, substantiation; falsification, falsifying, disproof, refutation; localization, localisation, location, locating, fix; predetermination; rectification; redetermination
    Derived form: verb find2
  2. finding - the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
    --2 is a kind of
    judgment, judgement, judicial decision
    --2 has particulars: verdict, finding of fact; finding of law, conclusion of law
    Derived form: verb find11
  3. finding - something that is found; "the findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner"; "an area rich in archaelogical findings"
    --3 is a kind of
    object, physical object
    Derived forms: verb find2, verb find8, verb find4
Verb find has 16 senses
  1. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter - 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"
    Derived forms: noun find2, noun finder2
    Sample sentence:
    They find the money in the closet
  2. detect, observe, find, discover, notice - 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"
    --2 is one way to sight
    Derived forms: noun find2, noun finder2, noun finding3, noun finding1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. find, regain - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
    --3 is one way to get, acquire
    Antonyms: lose
    Derived forms: noun finder1, noun find2, noun finder2
    Sample sentence:
    They find the money in the closet
  4. determine, find, find out, ascertain - 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"
    Derived forms: noun find1, noun finding3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
  5. find, feel - 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"
    --5 is one way to reason, reason out, conclude
    Sample sentence:
    They find that there was a traffic accident
  6. witness, find, see - perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"
    --6 is one way to experience, undergo, see, go through
    Derived form: noun finder2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  7. line up, get hold, come up, find - 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"
    --7 is one way to get, acquire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
    --8 is one way to gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise
    Derived forms: noun find1, noun find2, noun finding3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  9. discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
    --9 is one way to learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
    Derived form: noun find2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  10. find - 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"
    --10 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. rule, find - decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
    --11 is one way to pronounce, label, judge
    Derived form: noun finding2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s PP
  12. receive, get, find, obtain, incur - 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"
    --12 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  13. find - 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"
    --13 is one way to
    perceive, comprehend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  14. recover, retrieve, find, regain - get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
    --14 is one way to get, acquire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  15. find - succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrrow found its mark"
    --15 is one way to
    reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  16. find oneself, find - accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
    --16 is one way to mature, maturate, grow
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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