findernoun [ C ]uk /ˈfaɪn.dər/ us /ˈfaɪn.dɚ/
› someone who finds something
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- a fishing expedition idiom
- break fresh/new ground idiom
- catch sb red-handed idiom
- happen on/upon sth/sb
- have a (good) nose for sth idiom
- have got something there idiom
- run sb/sth to ground idiom
- search sth/sb out
- sniff sth out
- sniff sth/sb out
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.