find vs notice what difference

what is difference between find and notice

English

Etymology

From Middle English finden, from Old English findan, from Proto-West Germanic *finþan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną (compare West Frisian fine, Low German finden, Dutch vinden, German finden, Danish finde, Norwegian Bokmål finne, Norwegian Nynorsk and Swedish finna), a secondary verb from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to go, pass; path bridge), *póntoh₁s (compare English path, Old Irish étain (I find), áitt (place), Latin pōns (bridge), Ancient Greek πόντος (póntos, sea), Old Armenian հուն (hun, ford), Avestan ????????????????????(paṇtā̊), Sanskrit पथ (pathá, path)), Proto-Slavic *pǫtь.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fīnd, IPA(key): /faɪnd/
  • Rhymes: -aɪnd
  • Homophone: fined

Verb

find (third-person singular simple present finds, present participle finding, simple past found or (dialectal) fand, past participle found or (archaic) founden)

  1. (transitive) To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
    • a. 1667, Abraham Cowley, The Request
      Among the Woods and Forests thou art found.
  2. (transitive) To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.
  3. (ditransitive) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.
  4. (transitive) To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
  5. (transitive) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
  6. (transitive) To point out.
  7. (ditransitive) To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
    • 1647, Abraham Cowley, The Request
      The torrid zone is now found habitable.
  8. (transitive) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.
  9. (transitive, archaic) To supply; to furnish.
  10. (transitive, archaic) To provide for
    • 1871, Charles Kingsley, At Last: a Christmas in the West Indies
      Nothing a day and find yourself.
    • 1892, W. E. Swanton, Notes on New Zealand
      the pay is good, the musterer receiving ten shillings a day, and all found, all the time he is engaged on the “run,” even should he be compelled to remain idle on account of rain or mist.
  11. (intransitive, law) To determine or judge.
  12. (intransitive, hunting) To discover game.
    • 1945, Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love, Penguin 2010, page 57:
      They found at once, and there was a short sharp run, during which Linda and Tony, both in a somewhat showing-off mood, rode side by side over the stone walls.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:deem

Antonyms

  • lose

Derived terms

  • befind
  • findable
  • finder
  • hard-to-find
  • viewfinder
  • unfindable

Related terms

See also finding and found

Translations

Noun

find (plural finds)

  1. Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
  2. The act of finding.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Synonyms

  • (anything found): discovery, catch

Translations

Further reading

  • find in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • find in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • NFID

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fend/, [fenˀ]
  • Rhymes: -end

Verb

find

  1. imperative of finde

Middle English

Noun

find (plural findes)

  1. Alternative form of feend


English

Alternative forms

  • not. (abbreviation)

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French notice, from the Latin notitia.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊtɪs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊtɪs/, [ˈnoʊɾɪs]
  • Hyphenation: no‧tice

Noun

notice (countable and uncountable, plural notices)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) The act of observing; perception.
    • How ready is envy to mingle with the notices which we take of other persons?
  2. (countable) A written or printed announcement.
  3. (countable) A formal notification or warning.
  4. (chiefly uncountable) Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.
  5. (countable) A published critical review of a play or the like.
    • 1989, The New York Times Theater Reviews, 1920- (volume 18, page 167)
      The first-night audience, yes. The first-night reviewers, not exactly. The notices have so far been mixed, only The Financial Times having delivered itself of an unequivocal rave.
  6. (uncountable) Prior notification.
  7. (dated) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

Synonyms

  • (attention): heed, regard; see also Thesaurus:attention

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

notice (third-person singular simple present notices, present participle noticing, simple past and past participle noticed)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To remark upon; to mention. [from 17th c.]
    • 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Penguin 2004, p. 88:
      Numberless are the arguments […] that men have used morally and physically, to degrade the sex. I must notice a few.
  2. (transitive) To become aware of; to observe. [from 17th c.]
    • 1991, Gregory Widen, Backdraft
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To lavish attention upon; to treat (someone) favourably. [17th–19th c.]
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, vol. I, ch. 3
      She would notice her; she would improve her; she would detach her from her bad acquaintance, and introduce her into good society; she would form her opinions and her manners.
  4. (intransitive) To be noticeable; to show. [from 20th c.]
    • 1954, Barbara Comyns, Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead, Dorothy 2010, p. 9:
      The blackness didn’t notice so much when she was born; but it’s unmistakeable now.

Synonyms

  • recognize

Antonyms

  • ignore
  • neglect

Translations

Anagrams

  • conite, ecotin, neotic, noetic

French

Etymology

From Latin notitia

Pronunciation

Noun

notice f (plural notices)

  1. instruction
    Avez-vous lu la notice avant de monter le meuble?

Further reading

  • “notice” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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