[ fahyn-der ]
/ ˈfaɪn dər /


a person or thing that finds.
  1. a range finder.
  2. Also called viewfinder. a camera part or attachment enabling a photographer to determine what will be included in the picture.
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

First recorded in 1250–1300, finder is from the Middle English word findere. See find, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for finder

/ (ˈfaɪndə) /


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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