finder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English findere, equivalent to find +‎ -er.

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finder (plural finders)

  1. One who finds or discovers something.
    Finders keepers, losers weepers.
    • 2012, Alan R. Romero, Property Law For Dummies (page 229)
      The finder of treasure trove owns it against the landowner and everyone else except the true owner.
  2. A device, such as a viewfinder, used to locate a target or other object of interest.
    • 1945, John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
      Perhaps some electrical finder could have been developed so delicate that it could have located the source of all this spreading joy and fortune.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From finde (to find) +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

finder c (singular definite finderen, plural indefinite findere)

  1. finder
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Etymology 2[edit]

See finde.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fendər/, [ˈfenˀɐ]

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finder

  1. present of finde