finder vs spotter what difference

what is difference between finder and spotter

English

Etymology

From Middle English findere, equivalent to find +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪndə(ɹ)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪndə(ɹ)/

Noun

finder (plural finders)

  1. One who finds or discovers something.
    Finders keepers, losers weepers.
    • 2012, Alan R. Romero, Property Law For Dummies (page 229)
      The finder of treasure trove owns it against the landowner and everyone else except the true owner.
  2. An optical device, such as a viewfinder, used to locate a target or other object of interest

Synonyms

  • (discoverer): inventor; see also discoverer

Derived terms

  • pure finder

Translations

Anagrams

  • Friden, Friend, friend, frined, redfin, refin’d, refind

Danish

Etymology 1

From finde (to find) +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fenər/, [ˈfenɐ]

Noun

finder c (singular definite finderen, plural indefinite findere)

  1. finder
Declension

Etymology 2

See finde.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fendər/, [ˈfenˀɐ]

Verb

finder

  1. present of finde


English

Etymology

From spot +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɒt.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈspɑ.tɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒtə(ɹ)

Noun

spotter (plural spotters)

  1. A person who observes something.
  2. A member of a sniper team who in addition to this function is responsible for providing additional information about targets from a different point of view.
  3. (weightlifting, gymnastics, climbing) One who supervises a person performing an activity, in order to help them should they be unable to complete it.
  4. (US) A person who gives directions of a crane or vehicle challenging to navigate from a different point of view to the moved load.
    Synonyms: banksman, dogman, lookout, observer, signalman
  5. Dolphins of the genus Stenella, and specifically Stenella attenuata distinguished from the streaker (Stenella coeruleoalba) and the spinner (Stenella longirostris).
    Synonym: spotted dolphin
  6. (motor racing) A team member responsible for communication with the driver to keep them up-to-date about on-track events, such as other nearby cars.

Derived terms

  • locospotter
  • planespotter/plane spotter
  • train spotter
  • weather spotter

Translations

References

  • “spotter”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • Potters, potters, protest, strepto, strepto-

Danish

Verb

spotter

  1. present of spotte

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

spotter m (definite singular spotteren, indefinite plural spottere, definite plural spotterne)

  1. jeerer; mocker

See also

  • spottar (Nynorsk)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /esˈpoteɾ/, [esˈpo.t̪eɾ]

Noun

spotter m (plural spotteres)

  1. spotter (clarification of this definition is needed)

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