found
found1
/fownd/, v.
1. pt. and pp. of find.
2. equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found.
adj.
3. Brit. provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found.
n.
4. something that is provided or furnished without charge, esp. meals given a domestic: Maid wanted, good salary and found.
found2
/fownd/, v.t.
1. to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence: to found a new publishing company.
2. to lay the lowest part of (a structure) on a firm base or ground: a house founded on solid rock.
3. to base or ground (usually fol. by on or upon): a story founded on fact.
4. to provide a basis or ground for.
[1250-1300; ME founden < OF fonder < L fundare, deriv. of fundus bottom, foundation]
Syn. 1. organize, inaugurate, institute, originate.
found3
/fownd/, v.t.
1. to melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.
2. to form or make (an article) of molten material in a mold; cast.
[1350-1400; ME fonden < MF fondre to melt, cast < L fundere to pour, melt, cast]

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