Meaning of “finder” in the English Dictionary

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"finder" in British English

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findernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪn.dər/ us /ˈfaɪn.dɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Inside the caches there are lists where finders can add their names. 
  • If the finder of a four-leaved clover put it in her own shoe, she will marry the first person with whom she crosses a bridge. 
  • Receivers of articles found are trustees for the owner or finder. 
  • The finder pointed it out. 
  • The owner of the cap now came up very humbly to the finder, and begged, in as supplicating a tone as if his life depended upon it, that he would give him back his cap. 
  • Yet he was caught and prosecuted, and then the prosecutor and finder claimed the rewards. 

(Definition of “finder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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