Guinea vs Found - What's the difference?

guinea | found |

As nouns the difference between guinea and found

is that guinea is (us|slang|pejorative|ethnic slur) a person of italian descent while found is food and lodging, board or found can be a thin, single-cut file for comb-makers.

As a verb found is

(find) or found can be to begin building or found can be to melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.



(wikipedia Guinea)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Guinea.
  • (US, slang, derogatory, ethnic slur) Someone of Italian descent in the United States.
  • Derived terms

    * Equatorial Guinea * French Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Guinean * New Guinea * Papua New Guinea * Portuguese Guinea * Spanish Guinea

    See also




    Etymology 1

    see find.


  • Food and lodging, board.
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    , year=1872 , year_published=2009 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=James De Mille , title=The Cryptogram , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=I'll only give you the usual payment--say five hundred dollars a year, and found'." / "And--what?" / "' Found --that is, board, you know, and clothing, of course, also. }}


  • (find)
  • Derived terms
    * found footage * lost and found

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) founder (French: fonder), from (etyl) fundare.


    (en verb)
  • To begin building.
  • To start some type of organization or company.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=“… That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh. Her own father recognised it when he bereft her of all power in the great business he founded . …”}}


    * (to start organization) establish


    * (to begin building) ruin * (to start organization) dissolve, abolish


    * Oxford Online Dictionary, found * WordNet 3.1: A Lexical Database for English, Princeton University

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) fondre.


    (en verb)
  • To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
  • To form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould; to cast.
  • * Milton
  • Whereof to found their engines.

    Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • A thin, single-cut file for comb-makers.
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