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King James Dictionary [1]

FIND, pret. and pp. found. L. venio but in sense, with invenio. The primary sense is to come to, to rush, to fall on, to meet, to set on.

1. Literally, to come to to meet hence, to discover by the eye to gain first sight or knowledge of something lost to recover either by searching for it or by accident.

Doth she not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? and when she hath found it -

 Luke 15 .

2. To meet to discover something not before seen or known.

He saith to him, we have found the Messiah.  John 1 .

3. To obtain by seeking.

Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find.

 Matthew 7 .

4. To meet with.

In woods and forests thou art found.

5. To discover or know by experience.

The torrid zone is now found habitable.

6. To reach to attain to to arrive at.

Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there be that find it.  Matthew 7 .

7. To discover by study, experiment or trial. Air and water are found to be compound substances. Alchimists long attempted to find the philosopher's stone, but it is not yet found. 8. To gain to have as, to find leisure for a visit. 9. To perceive to observe to learn. I found his opinions to accord with my own. 10. To catch to detect.

When first found in a lie, talk to him of it as a strange monstrous matter.

In this sense find is usually followed by out.

11. To meet.

In ills their business and their glory find.

12. To have to experience to enjoy.

Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure.  Isaiah 58 .

13. To select to choose to designate.

I have found David my servant.  Psalms 89 .

14. To discover and declare the truth of disputed facts to come to a conclusion and decide between parties, as a jury. The jury find a verdict for the plaintiff or defendant. They find the accused to be guilty. 15. To determine and declare by verdict. The jury have found a large sum in damages for the plaintiff. 16. To establish or pronounce charges alleged to be true. The grand jury have found a bill against the accused, or they find a true bill. 17. To supply to furnish. Who will find the money or provisions for this expedition? We will find ourselves with provisions and clothing. 18. To discover or gain knowledge of by touching or by sounding. We first sounded and found bottom at the depth of ninety five fathoms on the Sole bank.

To find one's self, to be to fare in regard to ease or pain, health or sickness. Pray, sir, how do you find yourself this morning.

To find in, to supply to furnish to provide.

He finds his nephew in money, victuals and clothes.

1. To find out. To invent to discover something before unknown.

A man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold - and to find out every device. 2Chon. 2.

2. To unriddle to solve as, to find out the meaning of a parable of an enigma. 3. To discover to obtain knowledge of what is hidden as, to find out a secret. 4. To understand to comprehend.

Canst thou by searching find out God?  Job 11 .

5. To detect to discover to bring to light as, to find out a thief or a theft to find out a trick.

To find fault with, to blame to censure.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words [2]

Mâtsâ' (מָצָא, Strong'S #4672), “to find, meet, get.” This word is found in every branch of the Semitic languages (including biblical Aramaic) and in all periods. It is attested both in biblical (about 455 times) and post-biblical Hebrew.

Mâtsâ' refers to “finding” someone or something that is lost or misplaced, or “finding” where it is. The thing may be found as the result of a purposeful search, as when the Sodomites were temporarily blinded by Lot’s visitors and were not able to “find” the door to his house (Gen. 19:11). In a very similar usage, the dove sent forth by Noah searched for a spot to land and was unable to “find” it (Gen. 8:9). On other occasions, the location of something or someone may be found without an intentional search, as when Cain said: "[Whoever] findeth me shall slay me” (Gen. 4:14).

Mâtsâ' may connote not only “finding” a subject in a location, but “finding something” in an abstract sense. This idea is demonstrated clearly by Gen. 6:8: “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” He found—“received”—something he did not seek. This sense also includes “finding” something one has sought in a spiritual or mental sense: “Mine hand had gotten much …” (Job 31:25). Laban tells Jacob: “… If I have found favor in thine eyes, [stay with me] …” (Gen. 30:27). Laban is asking Jacob for a favor that he is seeking in an abstract sense.

Mâtsâ' can also mean “to discover.” God told Abraham: “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes” (Gen. 18:26). This same emphasis appears in the first biblical occurrence of the word: “… But for Adam there was not found a help meet for him” (Gen. 2:20). As noted earlier, there can be a connotation of the unintentional here, as when the Israelites “found” a man gathering wood on the Sabbath (Num. 15:32). Another special nuance is “to find out,” in the sense of “gaining knowledge about.” For example, Joseph’s brothers said: “God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants …” (Gen. 44:16). Mâtsâ' sometimes suggests “being under the power” of something, in a concrete sense. David told Abishai: “… Take thou thy lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us” (2 Sam. 20:6). The idea is that Sheba would “find,” enter, and defend himself in fortified cities. So to “find” them could be to “take them over.” This usage appears also in an abstract sense. Judah told Joseph: “For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father” (Gen. 44:34). The word mâtsâ' therefore, can mean not only to “find” something, but to “obtain” it as one’s own: “Then Isaac sowed in that landand received in the same year …” (Gen. 26:12).

Infrequently, the word implies movement in a direction until one arrives at a destination; thus it is related to the Ugaritic root meaning “reach” or “arrive” ( mts ). This sense is found in Job 11:7: “Canst thou by searching find out God?” (cf. 1 Sam. 23:17). In a somewhat different nuance, this meaning appears in Num. 11:22: “Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice —them?”

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): ( v. t.) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.

(2): ( v. t.) To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.

(3): ( v. t.) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.

(4): ( v. t.) To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.

(5): ( v. t.) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.

(6): ( n.) Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.

(7): ( v. t.) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.

(8): ( v. t.) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.

(9): ( v. t.) To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.

(10): ( v. t.) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.

(11): ( v. i.) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.