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Definitions of finger

  1. the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. search for on the computer; "I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To touch lightly; to toy with. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To perform on an instrument of music. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To execute, as any delicate work. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To use the fingers in playing on an instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of the five divisions of the hand; one of the four digits of the hand, as distinguished from a thumb; a finger's breadth or length; any mechanical contrivance resembling a finger; a part of a glove into which a finger is inserted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To handle, or perform, with the fingers; meddle with; steal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To use the fingers skilfully in performing upon a musical instrument or upon a typewriter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. One of the five extreme parts of the hand; a finger's breadth; skill in the use of the hand or fingers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To handle or perform with the fingers; to pilfer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To use the fingers on a musical instrument. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. One of the five extremities of the hand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To touch or perform on with the fingers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To toy or tamper with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. One of the digits of the hand. excluding or including the thumb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. One of the five extreme parts of the hand; a finger's breadth; an index, or anything pointing like a finger; skill in using the fingers, as in playing on a keyed instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To handle with the fingers; to pilfer; to play, as an instrument; to perform with the fingers, as delicate work. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To dispose the fingers aptly in playing on an instrument. To have at one's finger ends, to be quite ready with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. One of the five divisions of the hand; a measure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To touch lightly; to handle with the fingers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. A program that shows information about a user or users on a network. thelawdictionary.org
  35. A Unix program that displays information about aparticular user or all users logged on the system, or a remotesystem. Finger typically shows full name, last login time,idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (whereapplicable). It may also display a plan file left by theuser (see also Hacking X for Y). Some versions take a "-l" (long) argument which yields more information. foldoc_fs
  36. fing'g[.e]r, n. one of the five terminal parts of the hand: a finger-breadth: skill in the use of the hand or fingers: execution in music.--v.t. to handle or perform with the fingers: to pilfer: to toy or meddle with.--v.i. to use lightly with the fingers, as a musical instrument.--ns. FING'ER-AL'PHABET, a deaf and dumb alphabet; FING'ER-BOARD, the board, or part of a musical instrument, on which the keys for the fingers are placed; FING'ER-BOWL, -GLASS, a bowl for holding the water used to cleanse the fingers after a meal; FING'ER-BREADTH, the breadth of a finger, the fourth part of a palm, forming 1/16 of a foot.--adj. FING'ERED, having fingers, or anything like fingers.--ns. FING'ER-GRASS, grass of genus Digitaria; FING'ER-HOLE, a hole in the side of the tube of a flute, &c., capable of being closed by the player's finger to modify the pitch of tone; FING'ERING, act or manner of touching with the fingers, esp. a musical instrument: a thick woollen yarn for stockings; FING'ERLING, a very diminutive being: the parr; FING'ER-MARK, a mark, esp. a soil made by the finger; FING'ER-PLATE, a thin plate of metal or porcelain laid along the edge of a door at the handle, to prevent soiling by the hand; FING'ER-POST, a post with a finger pointing, for directing passengers to the road; FING'ER-STALL, a covering of leather for protecting the finger.--FINGER-AND-TOE (see ANBURY).--A FINGER IN THE PIE, a share in the doing of anything, often of vexatious meddling; HAVE AT ONE'S FINGER-ENDS, to be perfect master of a subject; HAVE ONE'S FINGERS ALL THUMBS, to have awkward fingers. [A.S. finger; Ger. finger.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Digitus- f. Middle, Medius digitus -f. Ring, Annular finger-f. Stall, Digitalc. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  38. One of five terminal members of hand (thumb, & index, middle, ring, & little, ff.), or four excluding thumb (usu. now numbered thus, but cf. fourth f., i.e. ring f., in marriage service), (done by the f., i.e. agency, of God; more wit in his little f. than in your whole body; lay, put, af. upon, touch however slightly; lay, put, one\'s f. on ailing part or cause of evil, point with precision to; look through one\'s ff. at, pretend not to see; stir a f., make the least effort; turn or twist person round one\'s (little) f., cajole him; my ff. itch, I long, am impatient, to do; his ff. are all thumbs, he is clumsy; with a wet f., with case; BURN one\'s ff.; have a f. in the pie, take part in a matter; let slip through one\'s ff., lose hold of; have at one\'s f.-tips or f.-ends, be versed in, know familiarly; to the f.-nails, completely); part of glove that holds f.; f.-like object, esp. such part of a fruit &c., & in various machines; f.-alphabet, -language, conventional signs for talking with the deaf; f.-bowl, -glass, for rinsing ff. after dessert; f.-fern, kind of spleen wort; f.-fish, starfish; f.-plate, fastened on door to prevent f. marks; f.-post, giving directions at parting of roads; f.-print, impression of person\'s ff., used for identifying criminals &c.; f.-stall, cover of leather or rubber to protect f. in dissections &c. or when wounded; hence fingerless, (-) fingered, aa. (Vb) touch with, turn about in, the ff.; take (bribes &c.); play upon (instrument) with the ff., play (passage) with ff. used in particular way, mark (music) with signs showing which ff. are to be used, whence fingering[-ING] n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Either one of the five extremities of a hand. American pocket medical dictionary.
  40. Any one of the prehensile members, forming the termination of the hand. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  41. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Gothic] One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; also, one of the extremities of the hand, not including the thumb;—the breadth of a finger;—skill in the use of the fingers, as in music. Cabinet Dictionary
  42. The flexible member of the hand by which men catch and hold; a small measure of extension; the hand, the instrument of work. Complete Dictionary

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