- found used 403 times.
- foundation used 54 times.
- foundations used 32 times.
- founder used 5 times.
- foundest used once.
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- Included in Naves: No
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- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H4672 Used 261 times
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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.]
FOUNDA'TION, noun [Latin fundatio, fundo.]
1. The basis of an edifice; that part of a building which lies on the ground; usually a wall of stone which supports the edifice.
2. The act of fixing the basis.
3. The basis or ground work, or any thing; that on which any thing stands, and by which it is supported. A free government has its foundation in the choice and consent of the people to be governed. Christ is the foundation of the church.
Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone - a precious cornerstone. Isaiah 28:16.
Other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:10.
4. Original; rise; as the foundation of the world.
5. Endowment; a donation or legacy appropriated to support an institution, and constituting a permanent fund, usually for a charitable purpose.
6. Establishment; settlement.
FOUNDA'TIONLESS, adjective Having no foundation.
FOUND'ED, participle passive Set; fixed; established on a basis; begun and built.
1. One that founds, establishes and erects; one that lays a foundation; as the founder of a temple or city.
2. One who begins; an author; one from whom any thing originates; as the founder of a sect of philosophers; the founder of a family or race.
3. One who endows; one who furnishes a permanent fund for the support of an institution; as the founder of a college or hospital.
4. A caster; one who casts metals in various forms; as a founder of cannon, belles, hardware, printing types, etc.
FOUND'ER, verb intransitive
1. In seamen's language, to fill or be filled and sink, as a ship.
2. To fail; to miscarry.
3. To trip; to fell.
FOUND'ER, verb transitive To cause internal inflammation and great soreness in the feet of a horse, so as to disable or lame him.
FOUND'ERED, participle passive Made lame in the feet by inflammation and extreme tenderness.
FOUND'EROUS, adjective Failing; liable to perish; ruinous. [Not in use.]
1. The art of casting metals into various forms for use; the casting of statues.
2. The house and works occupied in casting metals; as a foundery of bells, of hollow ware, of cannon, of types, etc.
FOUND'LING, noun [from found, find.] A deserted or exposed infant; a child found without a parent or owner. A hospital for such children is called a foundling hospital.
FOUND'RESS, noun A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with a fund.