(Fi*nan"cial*ist), n. A financier.
(Fi*nan"cial*ly), adv. In a financial manner. Burke.
(Fin`an*cier") n. [Cf. F. financier.]
1. One charged with the administration of finance; an officer who administers the public revenue; a treasurer.
2. One skilled in financial operations; one acquainted with money matters.
(Fin`an*cier"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Financiered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Financiering.] To conduct
(Fin"a*ry) n. (Iron Works) See Finery.
(Fi"na*tive) a. Conclusive; decisive; definitive; final. [Obs.] Greene
(Fin"back`) n. (Zoöl.) Any whale of the genera Sibbaldius, Balænoptera, and allied genera, of
the family Balænopteridæ, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New
England coast are Sibbaldius tectirostris and S. tuberosus.
(Finch) n.; pl. Finches [AS. finc; akin to D. vink, OHG. fincho, G. fink; cf. W. pinc a finch; also
E. spink.] (Zoöl.) A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidæ.
The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch, goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc.
Bramble finch. See Brambling. Canary finch, the canary bird. Copper finch. See Chaffinch.
Diamond finch. See under Diamond. - - Finch falcon (Zoöl.), one of several very small East
Indian falcons of the genus Hierax. To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting person.
[Obs.] "Privily a finch eke could he pull." Chaucer.
(Finch"backed`) a. Streaked or spotted on the back; said of cattle.
(Finched) a. Same as Finchbacked.
(Find) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found (found); p. pr. & vb. n. Finding.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden,
OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. finþan; and perh. to L. petere to
seek, Gr. pi`ptein to fall, Skr. pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]
1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new,
or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
Searching the window for a flint, I foundShak.
This paper, thus sealed up.
In woods and forests thou art found.Cowley.
2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to
detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." Shak.
The torrid zone is now found habitable.Cowley.
3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost. (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
(b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound