British Dictionary definitions for find
verb (mainly transitive) finds, finding, found (faʊnd)
1. to meet with or discover by chance
2. to discover or obtain, esp by search or effort to find happiness
3. (may take a clause as object) to become aware of; realize he found that nobody knew.
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" (cf. Old Saxon findan, Old Frisian finda, Old Norse finna, Middle Dutch vinden, Old High German findan, German finden, Gothic finþan), originally "to come upon."