Meaning of FINDER in English


ˈfīndə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from finden + -er

1. : one that finds

2. : one that deals in findings (as of a shoemaker)

3. : a small astronomical telescope of low power and wide field attached to a larger telescope parallel to its axis for the purpose of finding an object more readily

4. : a device sometimes used by artists to aid in the selection or arrangement of a subject and usually made of a card with a rectangular opening through which the object may be viewed as if within a picture frame

5. : a device attached to or forming a part of a camera for showing the area of the subject that will be included in the picture (as by reflecting upon a viewing lens an image formed by a lens of short focus or by viewing directly with a sight held at eye level)

6. : one that discovers a financial opportunity, passes it on to another, and often acts as a go-between in subsequent negotiations

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