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Finger

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun finger:

imaginative writing89.66%informational writing10.34%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun finger:

digitfinger

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb finger:

thumbfingerfeel

Fun fact! The sign language equivalent of a tongue-twister is called a finger-fumbler.

The word finger is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun finger

What does finger mean as a name of something?

Finger is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: fingers

  1. any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
  2. the length or breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  3. one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: covering = an artifact that covers something else
    • part of: glove = handwear: covers the hand and wrist

Alternative definition of the noun finger

noun

  1. [anatomy] One of the long extremities of the hand, sometimes excluding the thumb.
  2. A piece of food resembling such an extremity.
  3. (also finger pier) A walkway extending from a dock, an airport terminal, etc, used by passengers to board a waiting ship or aeroplane.
  4. An amount of liquid, usually alcohol, in a glass, with the depth of a finger's length.

Definition of the verb finger

What does finger mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fingered | fingering | fingers

  1. feel or handle with the fingers
    • example: finger the binding of the book
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of finger: thumb
    • more generic word: touch = make physical contact with, come in contact with
  2. examine by touch
    • example: The customer fingered the sweater
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of finger: feel
    • entailment: touch = make physical contact with, come in contact with
  3. search for on the computer
    • example: I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: look for / search / seek = try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
  4. indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

Place

Finger is a city in McNairy County, Tennessee. The population was 350 at the 2000 census.

Business

Finger is a record label.

Music

  1. "Finger" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Finger" is a musical album of Chaz Knapp.
    • released on (5 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Finger is a print ad.
    • also known as Finguer
  2. Finger: A finger of a beverage is a rough amount measured against a finger placed on the side of a transparent container.
  3. Finger is a radio spot.

Phrases with Finger

Phrases starting with the word Finger:

  1. Finger Pad
  2. Finger Rot
  3. Finger Weg
  4. finger bowl
  5. finger food
  6. Finger Fuck
  7. finger hole
  8. finger ring
  9. finger scan
  10. Finger spin
  11. finger wave
  12. Finger Work
  13. finger-roll
  14. finger-root

Phrases ending with the word Finger:

  1. Ear Finger
  2. Fat Finger
  3. Fat-Finger
  4. The Finger
  5. Blue Finger
  6. Cold finger

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Finger

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Google previewCognitive Linguistics (2004)

by William Croft, D. Alan Cruse

A finger is a part of a hand. (32) A hand is a part of an arm. (33) An arm is a part of a body. We may say that a constituent element A of a part- whole chain w is an immediate part of another element B, and B an immediate whole of A, if on a ...

Google previewGuidelines To Active Workers (2013)

Of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The little finger is the Bhajan Mandali, the group devoted to singing theGlory of God. But they should not be proud that they are the pioneers and primary workers . The ring fingeris theBal Vikas.On the precious goldplateofjuvenile hearts, the ...

Google previewPrehension (2015)

The Hand and the Emergence of Humanity by Colin McGinn

We can't say a finger is that which points, because not all fingers do and some non-fingers do (you can point with your elbow). Nor can we say...

Perhaps this will serve: a finger is a flexible jointed protrusion that enables gripping. We thus rule ...

Google previewTransforming the Rebel Self: Quest Patterns in Fiction by William Styron, Flannery O'Connor and Bobbie Ann Mason (2010)

by Sharon Therese Nemeth

The pointing finger is a symbol expressing both mystery and historical significance. This meaning is, for example, dramatically illustrated in Matthias Griinewald's Isen- heimer Altarpiece (approx. ad 1515) in the figure of John the Baptist ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

points, 4 finger widths Mátriká 4 points on each side ...

Google previewGuitar Technique Encyclopedia

The Ultimate Guide to Guitar Playing by Alfred Music

finger. The 4th finger is the most common because this allows the first three fingers to remain free to fret chords and notes ...

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

A line, tinea, the breadth of the crescent or white appearance at the root, of the finger, (not thumb) measured from the flcin towards the body of the nail ; — a line is equal to twelve hair-breadths, and is the twelfth part of a Parisian inch. III. A nail ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

RECIPROCAL FINGER ACTION By Edward Morr1s Bowman By Bernard. A Perfect Scale — Difficulties in Scale-playing— Management of the Thumb — Exercises — How to Hold the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

finger rest Part of clinical dental operating technique in which the fingers of the nonworking hand rest on the adjacent teeth or the fingers of the working hand to provide increased control or to provide a fulcrum for movement.

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Quotes about Finger

When a finger points at the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.
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Scrabble value of F4I1N1G2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FINGER

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