find vs recover what difference

what is difference between find and recover

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

  • recovre (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From Middle English recoveren, rekeveren, from Anglo-Norman recoverer and Old French recovrer, from Latin recuperō, recuperāre, a late form of reciperō. Doublet of recuperate.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkʌvə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkʌvɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌvə(ɹ)

Verb

recover (third-person singular simple present recovers, present participle recovering, simple past and past participle recovered)

  1. (transitive) To get back, to regain (a physical thing; in astronomy and navigation, sight of a thing or a signal).
  2. (transitive) to salvage, to extricate, to rescue (a thing or person)
  3. (transitive) To replenish to, resume (a good state of mind or body).
  4. (intransitive, law) To obtain a positive judgement; to win in a lawsuit.
  5. (transitive, law) To gain as compensation or reparation, usually by formal legal process
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To reach (a place), arrive at.
    • 1646, John Hales, Golden Remains of the Ever Memorable Mr. John Hales
      Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die.
  7. (transitive, archaic) To restore to good health, consciousness, life etc.
  8. (transitive, archaic) To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of.
    • a. 1729, John Rogers, The Difficulties of Obtaining Salvation
      Even good men have [] many failings and lapses to lament and recover.
    • 21 May, 1665, Abraham Cowley, letter to Dr. Thomas Sprat
      I do hope to recover my late hurt.
  9. (intransitive, followed by “from” to show what caused the bad feeling) To get better, to regain health or prosperity.
  10. (transitive, archaic, without “from”) to recover from
  11. (intransitive) To regain one’s composure, balance etc.
Related terms
  • recovery
Translations

Noun

recover (plural recovers)

  1. (obsolete) Recovery. [14th-17thc.]
  2. (military) A position of holding a firearm during exercises, whereby the lock is at shoulder height and the sling facing out.
  3. (dated) The forward movement in rowing, after one stroke to take another (recovery)

Etymology 2

re- +‎ cover.

Alternative forms

  • re-cover

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹiːˈkʌvə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɹiˈkʌvɚ/

Verb

recover (third-person singular simple present recovers, present participle recovering, simple past and past participle recovered)

  1. To cover again.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  2. (roofing) To add a new roof membrane or steep-slope covering over an existing one.

Anagrams

  • coverer, recovre

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Anglo-Norman recovre.

Noun

recover

  1. Alternative form of recovere

Etymology 2

From Anglo-Norman recoverer.

Verb

recover

  1. Alternative form of recoveren

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