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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyn-der]
    • /ˈfaɪn dər/
    • /ˈfaɪn.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn-der]
    • /ˈfaɪn dər/

Definitions of finder word

  • noun finder a person or thing that finds. 1
  • noun finder Photography. a range finder. Also called viewfinder. a camera part or attachment enabling a photographer to determine what will be included in the picture. 1
  • noun finder Astronomy. a small, wide-angled telescope attached to a larger one for locating objects to be studied. 1
  • noun finder a person or firm that acts as agent in initiating a business transaction. 1
  • noun finder A person who finds someone or something. 1
  • noun finder person who finds sth 1

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Origin of finder

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, finder is from the Middle English word findere. See find, -er1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Finder


finder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

finder usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finder

noun finder

  • claimant — A claimant is someone who is receiving money from the state because they are unemployed or they are unable to work because they are ill.
  • acquirable — to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property.
  • appropriator — suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress.
  • discoverer — a person who discovers.
  • spotter — a person employed to remove spots from clothing, especially at a dry-cleaning establishment.

Antonyms for finder

noun finder

  • loser — a person, team, nation, etc., that loses: The visiting team was the loser in the series.
  • owner — a person who owns; possessor; proprietor.
  • stray — to deviate from the direct course, leave the proper place, or go beyond the proper limits, especially without a fixed course or purpose; ramble: to stray from the main road.

Top questions with finder

  • which finder general?
  • how to use a stud finder?
  • how does a fish finder work?
  • how does a stud finder work?
  • how to find a stud without a stud finder?

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