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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Find \Find\ (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found (found); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Finding.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS.
     & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna,
     Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr.
     pi`ptein to fall, Skr. pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]
     1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the
        first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or
        unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
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              Searching the window for a flint, I found
              This paper, thus sealed up.           --Shak.
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              In woods and forests thou art found.  --Cowley.
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     2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to
        experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings;
        to detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." --Shak.
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              The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley.
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     3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
        (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
        (b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object
            or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
        (c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to
            find leisure; to find means.
        (d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
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                  Seek, and ye shall find.          --Matt. vii.
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                  Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron.
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     4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food
        for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
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              Wages [pounds]14 and all found.       --London
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              Nothing a day and find yourself.      --Dickens.
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     5. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to
        establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of
        indictment) against an accused person.
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              To find his title with some shows of truth. --Shak.
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     To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) --
        to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.
        "Canst thou by searching find out God?" --Job. xi. 7. "We
        do hope to find out all your tricks." --Milton.
     To find fault with, to blame; to censure.
     To find one's self, to be; to fare; -- often used in
        speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finding \Find"ing\, n.
     1. That which is found, come upon, or provided; esp. (pl.),
        that which a journeyman artisan finds or provides for
        himself; as tools, trimmings, etc.
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              When a man hath been laboring . . . in the deep
              mines of knowledge, hath furnished out his findings
              in all their equipage.                --Milton.
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     2. Support; maintenance; that which is provided for one;
        expence; provision.
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     3. (Law) The result of a judicial examination or inquiry,
        especially into some matter of fact; a verdict; as, the
        finding of a jury. --Burrill.
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              After his friends finding and his rent. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of determining the properties of something, usually
           by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular
           structures" [syn: determination, finding]
      2: the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
      3: something that is found; "the findings in the
         gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours
         after dinner"; "an area rich in archaeological findings"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "finding":
     accomplishment, accouterment, action, answer, armament,
     ascertainment, award, bonus, bringing to light, buried treasure,
     casual discovery, catching, catering, chance discovery, chandlery,
     clearing up, conclusion, condemnation, consideration, cracking,
     decipherment, decision, declaration, decoding, decree, deliverance,
     denouement, detection, determination, determining, diagnosis,
     dictum, disclosure, discovery, disentanglement, distinguishment,
     doom, end, end result, endowment, equipment, espial, excavation,
     exhumation, explanation, exposure, find, finding out, finding-out,
     fitting out, foundling, furnishing, furnishment, gravy,
     interpretation, invention, investment, issue, judgement, locating,
     location, logistics, lucky strike, order, outcome, outfitting,
     precedent, preparation, procurement, prognosis, pronouncement,
     providing, provision, provisioning, purveyance, reason,
     recognition, rediscovery, reinforcement, replenishment, resolution,
     resolving, result, resupply, retailing, revelation, riddling,
     ruling, selling, sentence, serendipity, solution, solving,
     sorting out, spotting, strike, subsidization, subsidy, subvention,
     supply, supplying, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncovering,
     unearthing, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning,
     untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upshot, verdict, victualing,
     waifs, waifs and strays, windfall, windfall money, windfall profit,
     working, working-out

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FINDING, practice. That which has been ascertained; as, the ruling of the 
  jury is conclusive as to matters of fact when confirmed: by a judgment of 
  the court. 1 Day, 238; 2 Day, 12. 

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