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FOUND, preterit tense and participle passive of find.

I am found of them that sought me not. Isaiah 65:1.

FOUND, verb transitive [Latin fundo, fundare; Heb. to build, that is, to set, found erect.]

1. To lay the basis of any thing; to set, or place, as on something solid for support.

It fell not, for it was founded on a rock. Matthew 7:25.

2. To begin and build; to lay the foundation, and raise a superstructure; as, to found a city.

3. To set or place; to establish, as on something solid or durable; as, to found a government on principles of liberty.

4. To begin; to form or lay the basis; as, to found a college or a library. Sometimes to endow is equivalent to found

5. To give birth to; to originate; as, to found an art or a family.

6. To set; to place; to establish on a basis. Christianity is founded on the rock of ages. Dominion is sometimes founded on conquest; sometimes on choice or voluntary consent.

Power, founded on contract, can descend only to him who has right by that contract.

7. To fix firmly.

I had else been perfect, whole as the marble, founded as the rock.

FOUND, verb transitive [Latin fundo, fudi, fusum.]

To cast; to form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mold.

[This verb is seldom used, but the derivative foundry is in common use. for found we use cast.]