finder

noun find·er \ ˈfīn-dər \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of finder

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FINDER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of finder for English Language Learners

  • : a person who finds something that was lost


Law Dictionary

finder

noun find·er

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 owner
  • McDonald 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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