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finder

Syllabification: find·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfīndər
 
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Definition of finder in English:

noun

1A person who finds someone or something.
Example sentences
  • If they can do that, with the finders' permission we'll take them away and get them looked at more closely.
  • In 1991, one of the finders, Joseph Mulvey, was fined £10 for failing to report its discovery.
  • Their prize brings to life the fictional world of Roald Dahl and his book, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, where finders of a golden ticket were given the chance to explore Willy Wonka's factory.
1.1 (in full finder-scope) A small telescope attached to a large one to locate an object for observation.
Example sentences
  • His goal was to create the best finder scope in its class – and he has clearly succeeded.
  • This will make the finder more comfortable to use, but it will make a dreadful mirror image view.
1.2The viewfinder of a camera.
Example sentences
  • Canon could easily have dropped the optical finder in the Ixus 40, in my opinion.

Phrases

finders keepers (losers weepers)

1
informal Used, often humorously, to assert that whoever finds something by chance is entitled to keep it.
Example sentences
  • ‘There is no such thing as finders keepers,’ he said.
  • Well, too bad for them, ‘cause it's finders keepers!’
  • In those famous childish words, ‘finders keepers’!

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