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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ During both days, tokens were buried and prizes were given to the finders.
▪ Herons are consummate finders and catchers of fish.
▪ I was her finder, and she needed me.
▪ The finder of the Stone shall have great riches and joy for the rest of their life.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Finder \Find"er\, n.

  1. One who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily, called also a finder telescope or finder scope.

  2. (Micros.) A slide ruled in squares, so as to assist in locating particular points in the field of vision.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, agent noun from find (v.).


n. 1 One who finds, or discovers something. 2 An optical device, such as a viewfinder, used to locate a target or other object of interest

  1. n. someone who comes upon something after searching

  2. someone who is the first to observe something [syn: discoverer, spotter]

  3. optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest [syn: viewfinder, view finder]

Finder (software)

The Finder is the default file manager and graphical user interface shell used on all Macintosh operating systems. Described in its "About" window as "The Macintosh Desktop Experience", it is responsible for the launching of other applications, and for the overall user management of files, disks, and network volumes. It was introduced with the first Macintosh computer, and also exists as part of GS/OS on the Apple IIGS. It had been rewritten completely with the release of Mac OS X in 2001.

In a tradition dating back to the classic Mac OS of the 1980s and 1990s, the Finder icon is the smiling screen of a computer, known as the Happy Mac logo.


Finder may refer to:

  • Finder (surname)
  • Finder (software), part of the Apple Macintosh operating system
  • Finder (comics), a comic book series by Carla Speed McNeil
  • Finder (novel), a 1994 novel by Emma Bull
  • Finder Wyvernspur, a fictional deity of the Forgotten Realms universe
  • Finder Series, a yaoi manga by Ayano Yamane.
  • FINDER, is the name of an Miniature unmanned aerial vehicle
  • "Finder", an episode of the animated television series Lilo and Stitch: The Series
Finder (comics)

Finder is a science fiction comic book series written, drawn, and published since 1996 by Carla Speed McNeil, and currently appearing free online at McNeil's website 1 for later collection into trade paperback editions. McNeil describes Finder as "aboriginal science fiction" and her storylines throw together characters from recognizable aboriginal and modern urban societies in a far-future Earth. Finder is the recipient of numerous awards and award nominations.

Finder was also listed in the British Science Fiction Association's journal Vector among six groundbreaking science fiction comics. "The world-building is immense..." and compared it to Dave Sim's Cerebus in terms of "...sheer scale of storytelling".

Finder (novel)

Finder is a fantasy fiction novel written by Emma Bull and published in 1994.

Finder (surname)

Finder is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Jan Howard Finder (1939–2013), American academic administrator and writer
  • Joseph Finder (born 1958), American writer
  • Paweł Finder (1904–1944), Polish Communist

Usage examples of "finder".

Finders will be unable, using only the cachet, to pick the boy out from a group of other boys if his race is concealed from them.

I could have felt to it like poor Flitch, the flyman, who was the finder.

Talent manifestations: precogs, finders, affinities, kinetics, telepaths, telem-paths.

Talent manifestations: precogs, finders, affinities, kinetics, telepaths, telempaths.

I that things can be hidden where no Pursuivant, no Rancelman, no finder of any kind can come upon them.

Baldwin to describe the scene he had found the night before, or to summarize the evidence he had been given by the bottler and first finder.

Dinner was practically ready, but Sarge had been spending time in the living room, watching the treasure finder at work.

He double-checks the Magellan Satnav direction finder and confirms they are bang on their coordinates.

And the scut had hit the wiggly lure he had tied on the line, apparently charging full blast from somewhere out of range of the finder.

Team into Cuba by parachute to set up a radio direction finder until he was just about finished with his Special Forces training, two weeks before he was to jump into the hills above the Bahai de Cochinos.

Custom has it that stray bees are the property of the finder, like salvage.

I realized that Camphire really did know who I was and what I did, and that the official town finder of things wandering around asking people if they knew where something was made as strange a picture as Camphire being rational.

Yet, as Rick hastily hooked up the peegee finder on the table in the adjoining wardroom he could feel the stubborn skepticism beneath that gray mask of suffering.

The stud finder, an invaluable tool used to locate the studs hidden behind the wallboards of a house.

My first time out, I beat the witch finders to the gate by about four minutes.