finder

noun
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 Tap or click here to take our quick router-finder quiz. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2022 This is relatively easy with the proliferation of trail-finder apps. Rachel Walker, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 Laura Bierman, an interior design consultant at YouthfulHome.com, a home services finder, agrees. Kristine Gill, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2022 But Finders Keepers, a treasure-hunting company that led agents to the remote woodland site in Pennsylvania in hopes of getting a finder's fee, suspect the FBI found tons of gold and made off with it. Michael Rubinkam, ajc, 13 June 2022 But Finders Keepers, a treasure-hunting company that led agents to the remote woodland site in Pennsylvania in hopes of getting a finder's fee, suspect the FBI found tons of gold and made off with it. CBS News, 13 June 2022 Young’s lawyer, Leila Amineddoleh, told USA TODAY that her client received an undisclosed amount finder's fee for returning the bust but could not sell it because someone else was the rightful owner. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 11 May 2022 Luckily, there are a few simple methods for locating wall studs without a stud finder. Kamron Sanders, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2022 The Jackie O's website offers a beer finder at find.jackieos.com. Taylor Burnette, The Enquirer, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of finder

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Sep 2022

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“Finder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finder. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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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 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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