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'find' - used as a noun
1. a productive insight
2. the act of discovering something

'find' - used as a verb
3. come upon, as if by accident; meet with
We find this idea in Plato
4. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
We found traces of lead in the paint
5. come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
Did you find your glasses?
I cannot find my gloves!
6. 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
7. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
I find him to be obnoxious
I found the movie rather entertaining
8. perceive or be contemporaneous with
We found Republicans winning the offices
9. get something or somebody for a specific purpose
I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener
10. make a discovery, make a new finding
Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
11. make a discovery
She found that he had lied to her
12. 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
13. decide on and make a declaration about
find someone guilty
14. receive a specified treatment (abstract)
These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
15. 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
16. get or find back; recover the use of
She found her voice and replied quickly
17. succeed in reaching; arrive at
The arrow found its mark
18. accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
My son went to Berkeley to find himself

derived forms
1. Find / Plural
2. Find / Past
3. Find / Third Person
4. Find / Present Participle
Variations of 'find'
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    The lifespan of a firefly is about seven days. During these days, they are busy trying to find a mate.