- vt. 发现；认为；感到；获得
- vi. 裁决
- n. 发现
- n. (Find)人名；(丹)芬
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- find: [OE] Find is a widespread Germanic verb, with relations in German (finden), Dutch (vinden), Swedish (finna), and Danish (finde). Further back in time, however, its ancestry is disputed. Some have connected it with various words for ‘path, way’ in Indo-European languages, such as Sanskrit panthās and Russian put’, and with related forms denoting ‘go, journey’, like Old Saxon fāthi ‘going’ and Old High German fendeo ‘walker’; others have suggested a link with Latin petere ‘seek’.
- find (v.)
- Old English findan "come upon, meet with; discover; obtain by search or study" (class III strong verb; past tense fand, past participle funden), from Proto-Germanic *finthan "to come upon, discover" (cognates: Old Saxon findan, Old Frisian finda, Old Norse finna, Middle Dutch vinden, Old High German findan, German finden, Gothic finþan), originally "to come upon."
The Germanic word is from PIE root *pent- "to tread, go" (cognates: Old High German fendeo "pedestrian;" Sanskrit panthah "path, way;" Avestan panta "way;" Greek pontos "open sea," patein "to tread, walk;" Latin pons (genitive pontis) "bridge;" Old Church Slavonic poti "path," peta "heel;" Russian put' "path, way").
To find out "to discover by scrutiny" is from 1550s (Middle English had a verb, outfinden, c. 1300).
- find (n.)
- "person or thing discovered, discovery of something valuable," 1825, from find (v.).
- 1. I will return, find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.
- 2. I have $100m hidden away where no one will ever find it.
- 3. It would be difficult to find two men who were more dissimilar.
- 4. He kept encouraging Rosie to find a place of her own.
- 5. Many parents find it hard to discourage bad behaviour.
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