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finger

fin·ger

finger

 
 
pronunciation:
fIng gr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
keep one's fingers crossed, have one's fingers crossed, lift a finger, give someone the finger
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the five jointed members at the end of the hand, esp. ones that are not the thumb.
definition 2: something that resembles a finger, such as a lake or peninsula.
definition 3: the part of a glove meant to cover a finger.
definition 4: a measure roughly equal to the width or length of a finger.
phrase: keep one's fingers crossed
phrase: have one's fingers crossed
phrase: lift a finger
phrase: give someone the finger
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fingered, fingering, fingers
definition 1: to touch lightly or idly with the fingers.
definition 2: to play (a musical instrument) using the fingers in a particular way.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to touch or handle something lightly or idly with the fingers.
definition 2: to use the fingers in a particular way when playing a musical instrument.
similar words:
fret
derivations: fingerless (adj.), fingerer (n.)
Word Builder: finger +
  • fingernail:
    the hard piece that grows at the end of each finger.
  • fingertip:
    the end of each finger.
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