What does finger mean?

Definitions for finger
ˈfɪŋ gərfin·ger

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word finger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fingernoun

    any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

    "her fingers were long and thin"

  2. finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digitnoun

    the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

  3. fingerverb

    one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb

  4. finger, thumbverb

    feel or handle with the fingers

    "finger the binding of the book"

  5. feel, fingerverb

    examine by touch

    "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"

  6. fingerverb

    search for on the computer

    "I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"

  7. fingerverb

    indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

Wiktionary

  1. fingernoun

    One of the long extremities of the hand, sometimes excluding the thumb.

    Human hands have 5 fingers: the thumb, the forefinger (or index finger), the middle finger, the ring finger and the little finger.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  2. fingernoun

    A piece of food resembling such an extremity.

    chocolate fingers

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  3. fingernoun

    (also finger pier) A walkway extending from a dock, an airport terminal, etc, used by passengers to board a waiting ship or aeroplane.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  4. fingernoun

    An amount of liquid, usually alcohol, in a glass, with the depth of a finger's length.

    Hey buddy, is something bothering ya? Want me to pour you a finger?

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  5. fingerverb

    To identify or point out. Ex.: put the finger on To report to or identify for the authorities, rat on, rat out, squeal on, tattle on, turn in, to finger.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  6. fingerverb

    To poke or probe with a finger.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  7. fingerverb

    To use the fingers to penetrate and sexually stimulate one's own or another person's vagina or anus.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  8. fingerverb

    To use specified finger positions in producing notes on a musical instrument.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  9. fingerverb

    To provide instructions in written music as to which fingers are to be used to produce particular notes or passages.

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

  10. fingerverb

    To query (a user's status) using the .

    Etymology: finger, from fingraz (compare West Frisian/German Finger, Dutch vinger), from pénkʷrós 'fifth' (compare Old Irish cóicer 'set of five people', Old Armenian հինգերորդ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.

Wikipedia

  1. Finger

    A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. Normally humans have five digits, the bones of which are termed phalanges, on each hand, although some people have more or fewer than five due to congenital disorders such as polydactyly or oligodactyly, or accidental or medical amputations. The first digit is the thumb, followed by index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger or pinkie. According to different definitions, the thumb can be called a finger, or not.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fingernoun

    one of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  2. Fingernoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  3. Fingernoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  4. Fingernoun

    skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  5. Fingerverb

    to touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  6. Fingerverb

    to touch lightly; to toy with

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  7. Fingerverb

    to perform on an instrument of music

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  8. Fingerverb

    to mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  9. Fingerverb

    to take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  10. Fingerverb

    to execute, as any delicate work

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

  11. Fingerverb

    to use the fingers in playing on an instrument

    Etymology: [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

Freebase

  1. Finger

    A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. Normally humans have five digits, the bones of which are termed phalanges, on each hand. The first digit is the thumb, followed by index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger or pinky. Some other languages use the same generic term for all five digits of a hand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Finger

    fing′gėr, 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 116 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.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. finger

    [WAITS, via BSD Unix] 1. n. A program that displays information about a particular user or all users logged on the system, or a remote system. Typically shows full name, last login time, idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where applicable). May also display a plan file left by the user (see also Hacking X for Y). 2. vt. To apply finger to a username. 3. vt. By extension, to check a human's current state by any means. “Foodp?” “T!” “OK, finger Lisa and see if she's idle.” 4. Any picture (composed of ASCII characters) depicting ‘the finger’, see See figure 1. Originally a humorous component of one's plan file to deter the curious fingerer (sense 2), it has entered the arsenal of some flamers.

Editors Contribution

  1. finger

    A type of limb on a human being and specific animals.

    Human beings have fingers and monkeys do too.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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Entomology

  1. Finger

    of maxilla, is the digitus, q.v.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finger' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3237

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finger' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2260

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finger' in Nouns Frequency: #518

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finger in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of finger in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    If someone has a cut on the finger, you know what to do.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If a person can give you a finger he will also give you the whole hand.

  3. Dee Milligan-Bott:

    I certainly don't want our dog shows, the places we work so hard to get to, (to) become a ground of finger-pointing and suspicion, i therefore need you all to know that we can't, and we won't think this was an act of another exhibitor. If we thought this we couldn't go.

  4. Shyam Saran:

    No one man is in charge. It’s a negotiating team, sometimes the India team does get preoccupied by having to fend off all these attacks, but they will not buckle under finger pointing from a small group of Western countries.

  5. Tobias Harris:

    Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 30 points and 10 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 20 points and five rebounds despite leaving briefly after a scary fall that bloodied Tobias Harris left eye. Embiid couldnt put a finger on one thing that upended the team this postseason. Theres a lot of regrets, i feel like the focus wasnt always there. We just got ta look ourselves in the mirror and do better. Tobias Harris was trying to contest a shot by Jayson Tatum at the 2:40 mark of the third quarter and inadvertently had Jayson Tatum legs taken out from under Jayson Tatum by Jayson Tatum. Harris fell on the left side of his face and laid on the court for several minutes as medical staff attended to him. He suffered a left eye laceration and was cleared of a possible concussion. He returned to the game with 5:12 left in the fourth with a bandage over his left eye. I felt OK enough to go back out there and try and do something to help us win.

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