finder

(redirected from finders)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to finders: Finders Keepers

find·er

 (fīn′dər)
n.
1. One that finds: a finder of great hidden treasure.
2. A viewfinder.
3. A low-power, wide-angle telescope fixed to the body of a more powerful telescope and pointed in the same direction for initially locating an object to be observed.

finder

(ˈfaɪndə)
n
1. a person or thing that finds
2. (General Physics) 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
3. (Photography) photog short for viewfinder
4. finders keepers informal whoever finds something has the right to keep it

find•er

(ˈfaɪn dər)

n.
1. a person or thing that finds.
3. a small wide-angle telescope attached to a larger one for locating objects to be studied.
4. a person or firm that acts as agent in initiating a business transaction.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finder - someone who comes upon something after searching
quester, searcher, seeker - someone making a search or inquiry; "they are seekers after truth"
2.finder - someone who is the first to observe something
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
co-discoverer - someone who is the first of two or more people to discover something
3.finder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interestfinder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
camera, photographic camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
gunsight, gun-sight - a sight used for aiming a gun
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
Translations

finder

[ˈfaɪndəʳ] Ndescubridor(a) m/f
finders keepers (losers weepers)quien se lo encuentra se lo queda

finder

n
(of lost object)Finder(in) m(f); finders keepers (inf)wers findet, dem gehörts
(of telescope)Sucher m
References in classic literature ?
The theoretic effective radius of this rifle is three hundred miles, but the best they can do in actual service when equipped with their wireless finders and sighters is but a trifle over two hundred miles.
I repeated contemptuously; "I think the inhabitants of Barkingham are the best finders of mares' nests in all England.
In reality, I am inclined to suspect, that all these several finders of truth, are the very identical men who are by others called the finders of gold.
While Captain Bonneville remained among the Nez Perces, if a glove, handkerchief, or anything of similar value, was lost or mislaid, it was carried by the finder to the lodge of the chief, and proclamation was made by one of their criers, for the owner to come and claim his property.
One letter indeed had been procured, but the finder was later found dead by the roadside in the habit of an Arab trader, as E, taking up the work, duly reported.
Its finder has carried it off, therefore, to fulfil the ultimate destiny of a goose, while I continue to retain the hat of the unknown gentleman who lost his Christmas dinner.
Finder will be rewarded by returning same to Cyrus E.
Finder will kindly return to Miss Cecily King, Desk 15, Carlisle School.
If a really big nugget, or nugget- finder, elects to blush unseen--"
No doubt it would, in its anxiety, run off to the police, and then to the "Hue and Cry" office, to announce that "the finder will be handsomely rewarded," and at last away to the hospital; yet we may boldly assert that the soul is shrewdest when it shakes off every fetter, and every sort of leading-string--the body only makes it stupid.
Only papers on the unfortunate man, I see,' said Lightwood, glancing from the description of what was found, to the finder.
Now with faster capabilities and more targeted search functions, Self Storage Finders lets customers quickly research and compare storage facilities.