Definition of finder in English:



  • 1A person that finds someone or something.

    • ‘In the 18th century, finders were given more rights and were rewarded with a certain value of the found property.’
    • ‘If they can do that, with the finders' permission we'll take them away and get them looked at more closely.’
    • ‘Although the process is expected to be lengthy - thousands of reports have been made - 90% of the items will stay with their finders.’
    • ‘Getting the uniform itself requires some amount of stealth and a handy fish finder to assist you.’
    • ‘And yet there is a playfulness about the expert finders.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From tests for cancer, diabetes, heart disease to HIV and leukemia, it is a regular occurrence that staff at the department will be the finders of extremely bad news.’
    • ‘We have an ever increasing fishing population and ever improving technology, such as fish finders, GPS systems and ever improving methods in terms of fishing tackle.’
    • ‘After that time the finders may have the jewellery returned to them.’
    • ‘The finders, Patrick Walby, John Connell and Michael Carr, are all members of the East Yorkshire Metal Detecting Society.’
    • ‘In 1991, one of the finders, Joseph Mulvey, was fined £10 for failing to report its discovery.’
    • ‘The fact finder must first decide what the facts are, by assessing the evidence offered by the parties.’
    • ‘The American company that made the ducks is offering money to anyone finding them onshore in the US, though the offer is not being made to any British duck finders.’
    • ‘To answer their questions, become skilled in conducting "conversational fact finders " with your customers.’
    • ‘But in many cases finders and searchers understood they were looking at animal bones.’
    • ‘He contacted the National Museum on behalf of the finders and archaeologists started digging on the remote beach where they uncovered further items.’
    • ‘Secondly, stipulating rewards for finders will improve the efficiency of protection for property.’
    • ‘I'm not running around saying I know all there is to know about 2nd beach and the deep underground movement it bestows upon its finders.’
    • ‘The attorney and fact finder seemed to share tailors.’
    • ‘To go all that way and see no fish finders, no boats, very few canoes and no tackle left one very deflated.’
    1. 1.1A small telescope attached to a large one to locate an object for observation.
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2The viewfinder of a camera.
      • ‘Canon could easily have dropped the optical finder in the Ixus 40, in my opinion.’