find-v; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: locate, discover, or encounter

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] FIND NP2[patient] NP1[agent] FIND SCOMP Includes: FIND OUT

Examples:
I found a great little bookstore on Elm Street.
Did you ever find your glasses?
They have found some investors for their new venture.
Although painfully shy, Sally found her voice to say 'no thank you'.
This literary device is not found until the late eighteenth century.
The bullet found its mark, right between the eyes.
We found that squirrels had been building nests in the attic.
They found evidence of misconduct in the accounting records of that firm.
Crick and Watson found that the structure of DNA is a double helix.
The company found that someone was stealing their patents.
I woke up to find myself in a twisty maze of little passages.
John was shocked when he found out that he was adopted.
We need to find out what time the train leaves tomorrow.
The teenagers were worried that they'd be found out.

Mappings:
VerbNet: discover-84,get-13.5.1
FrameNet: Locating,Becoming_aware
PropBank: find.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
find_out 1

Sense Number 2: solve or calculate

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] FIND NP2[product] NP1[agent] FIND SCOMP Includes: FIND OUT

Examples:
Find the product of these two numbers.
We need to find whether the shelf is strong enough to hold this.
They are trying to find out how much to charge for the installation.

Mappings:
VerbNet: discover-84
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: find.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
find_out 1

Sense Number 3: opine or believe

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[experiencer] FIND NP2[stimulus] ([predicate])

Examples:
I found the film to be tiresome and predictable.
She asked Tom how he was finding the new job.

Mappings:
VerbNet: declare-29.4-1-1-2
FrameNet: Coming_to_believe
PropBank: find.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 4: accumulate a resource

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] FIND NP2[patient] PP NP1[agent] FIND NP2[patient] COMP

Examples:
They couldn't find the money to send their kids to college.
If you find the time, could you take the dog for a walk?
Their nation found the will to endure great hardships.
We are trying to find the resources to fund this project.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: find.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 5: rule or pronounce, usually legal

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] FIND NP2[patient] ADVP

Examples:
He was found innocent on all three charges.
Will the jury find her guilty of insider trading?

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Verdict
PropBank: find.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 6: blame, criticize

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] FIND FAULT PP{with NP} Is: FIND FAULT

Examples:
We could find no fault with John's repairs to our car.
He was always finding fault with his co-workers.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: find.01
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
find_fault 1