- a person or thing that finds.
- Astronomy. a small, wide-angled telescope attached to a larger one for locating objects to be studied.
- a person or firm that acts as agent in initiating a business transaction.
Origin of finder
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Examples from the Web for finder
And I read the finder scales of the television instrument to him.
It remained to be seen who the finder was and what he would do.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The argument of the court goes on the plaintiff's not being a finder.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
"And they say nobody but the finder need apply," interrupted another.Found At Blazing Star
In case of success, a third of the treasure goes to the finder.The Confessions of Arsne Lupin
- a person or thing that finds
- physics a small low-power wide-angle telescope fitted to a more powerful larger telescope, used to locate celestial objects to be studied by the larger instrument
- photog short for viewfinder
- finders keepers informal whoever finds something has the right to keep it
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