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Finger meaning

finger - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
  5. 5. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
  6. 6. To touch lightly; to toy with.
  7. 7. To perform on an instrument of music.
  8. 8. To mark the notes of ( a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
  9. 9. To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
  10. 10. To execute, as any delicate work.
  11. 11. To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
  12. 12. One of the five extremities of the hand.
  13. 13. To touch or perform on with the fingers.

finger - examples of usage

  1. " Oh, the cook's finger is only my way of putting it," said Mrs. Hilbery. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Has the cook cut her finger badly? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " There are two more out there, Sir," I told him, and indicated the place with my finger. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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