a thing or person that has been found, especially one that is interesting, valuable or useful an important archaeological find Our new babysitter is a real find. Word Origin Old English findan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vinden and German finden.Extra examples A lucky find is telling us a lot about life 10 000 years ago. I reported my find to the landowner. Stray finds are more commonly discovered than whole new sites. The letters were a real find and James went on to publish two volumes of them. To date the site has yielded many interesting finds. prehistoric finds made in an unexplored cave This is an important archaeological find.