Definition of finder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪndə/


1A person that 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.
1.1A 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.


finders keepers (losers weepers)

informal Used 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’!

Words that rhyme with finder

binder, blinder, grinder, kinda, minder, ringbinder, winder

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