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 The bottom line is that the respondent has the burden of proving that the respondent has some minimally sufficient evidence for each and every element of the cause of action to make it to the finder of fact. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 23 June 2021 But like everyone else, Katya yearned to know the finder's solve. CBS News, 22 May 2021 More distant locations can be found using the Northeast Ohio Christmas Tree Growers tree finder. cleveland, 12 Nov. 2020 This is the latest stud finder in the line, created in 2021. Chris Hachey, BGR, 2 July 2021 That privilege generally covers communications if the lawyer is providing legal advice, not acting as a fact-finder., 26 June 2021 For finding studs, things don’t get much simpler than The StudBuddy magnetic stud finder. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 24 June 2021 Eventually, the finder’s name—Jack Stuef—came out, and Fenn acknowledged that his treasure was unearthed somewhere in Wyoming. Edward Kosner, WSJ, 13 June 2021 Locations will be announced this week at vaccine finder. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 June 2021

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First Known Use of finder

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jul 2021

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“Finder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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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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