find·​er | \ ˈfīn-dər How to pronounce finder (audio) \

Definition of finder

1 : one that finds
2 : a small astronomical telescope of low power and wide field attached to a larger telescope for finding an object

Examples of finder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump, however, on Monday threw an unexpected wrench into the deal, claiming that Microsoft would be forced to pay a finder's fee of sorts to the government. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Trump's 'key money' request complicates Microsoft-TikTok deal," 3 Aug. 2020 On the site, a doc finder helps users locate local allergists, an immunotherapy education center, and an allergy symptom quiz. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Melissa Rycroft Says Treating Her Family's Allergies With Immunotherapy Has Changed Their Lives," 18 Jan. 2020 Guests can access the discount by entering code V306 when booking via the Amtrak app, or use this page's fare finder. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Amtrak offers buy-one, get-one promotion on its sleeper trains amid COVID-19 — with a catch," 8 July 2020 Once the signal finder acquires the satellite signal, a pop-up menu appears on your TV. Outdoor Life, "Great TV for the Great Outdoors: DISH Outdoors Satellite TV Enhances the Outdoor Experience," 18 June 2020 Then use a multi-function stud finder to locate any studs, pipes, or wires in the area. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "Everything You Need to Know to Properly (and Safely) Hang a Heavy Mirror," 15 June 2020 Use the channel finders here to find Discovery: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish. Kathy Passero, oregonlive, "‘Portals to Hell — Watching With the Osbournes’ | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 30 Apr. 2020 In court, fact-finders are guided at every step of their deliberations by the burden of proof. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Government Bears the Burden of Proof on Coronavirus Restrictions," 25 Apr. 2020 The agreement is based on recommendations made by a fact-finder, who stepped in to make recommendations after both sides declared an impasse in negotiations. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron School Board approves new labor contract for teachers," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of finder

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Aug 2020

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“Finder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of finder

: a person who finds something that was lost



Legal Definition of finder

1 : one that finds the finder of lost property has a right to it as against the world, except against the true ownerMcDonald v. Railway Express Agency, 81 S.E.2d 525 (1954)
2 : one that for a fee discovers a financial opportunity, passes it on to another, and may act as a go-between for but does not participate in subsequent negotiations between the involved parties — compare broker

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