Dictionary Results for finding


1. finding - noun

· the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"

Synonym(s): determination

Hypernym(s): discovery, find, uncovering




2. finding - noun

· the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

Hypernym(s): judgment, judgement, judicial_decision




3. finding - noun

· something that is found; "the findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner"; "an area rich in archaeological findings"

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object




4. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): happen, chance, bump, encounter




5. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): detect, observe, discover, notice

Hypernym(s): spy, sight




6. find - verb

· come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"

Synonym(s): regain

Hypernym(s): get, acquire

Antonym(s): lose




7. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): determine, find_out, ascertain




8. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): feel

Hypernym(s): reason, reason_out, conclude




9. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): witness, see

Hypernym(s): experience, see, go_through




10. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): line_up, get_hold, come_up

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




11. find - verb

· make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

Synonym(s): discover

Hypernym(s): gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise




12. find - verb

· make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

Synonym(s): discover

Hypernym(s): learn, hear, get_word, get_wind, pick_up, find_out, get_a_line, discover, see




13. find - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




14. find - verb

· decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"

Synonym(s): rule

Hypernym(s): pronounce, label, judge




15. find - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): receive, get, obtain, incur

Hypernym(s): change




16. find - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




17. find - verb

· get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

Synonym(s): recover, retrieve, regain

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




18. find - verb

· succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark"

Hypernym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain




19. find - verb

· accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"

Synonym(s): find_oneself

Hypernym(s): mature, maturate, grow





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