found / founded

found / founded
   Found is the past tense of find: I found my glasses only after I had stepped on them!
   Founded is past tense of the verb found, meaning "to set up or establish": My ancestors were the ones who founded this country.

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  • found — vb 1 *base, ground, bottom, stay, rest Analogous words: *set, fix, settle, establish: sustain, *support: *build, erect, raise, rear 2 Found, establish, institute, organize are comparable when meaning to set going or to bring into …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Founded — Found Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st {Bottom}, and cf. {Founder}, v. i., {Fund}.] 1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Found — Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st {Bottom}, and cf. {Founder}, v. i., {Fund}.] 1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Founded — Found Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.] To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. Whereof to found their engines. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • found — [faʊnd] verb [transitive] ORGANIZATIONS to start a new company or organization: • The company was founded back in 1947. * * * found UK US /faʊnd/ verb [T] ► to start a new business, organization, etc.: »The airline was founded 25 years ago …   Financial and business terms

  • found — found1 [found] [ME funden < OE funden, pp. of findan] vt., vi. pp. & pt. of FIND adj. designating something displayed as a work of art (or presented as a poem) that is actually a natural object or ordinary man made article (or a fragment of… …   English World dictionary

  • Found — Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.] To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. Whereof to found their engines. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • found — Ⅰ. found [2] ► VERB 1) establish (an institution or organization). 2) (be founded on/upon) be based on (a particular principle or concept). ORIGIN Old French fonder, from Latin fundus bottom, base . Ⅱ. found …   English terms dictionary

  • found — I UK [faʊnd] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms found : present tense I/you/we/they found he/she/it founds present participle founding past tense founded past participle founded *** to start an organization, company, political party …   English dictionary

  • found — found1 [ faund ] verb transitive often passive *** to start an organization, company, political party, etc.: The newspaper was founded in 1909. a. to start an institution such as a school or college, especially by providing money b. to start… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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