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finger

[ fing-ger ]SEE DEFINITION OF finger
  • nounappendage of hand
  • verbtouch lightly
  • verbchoose, designate

Synonyms for finger

  • claw
  • hook
  • ring finger
  • thumb
  • antenna
  • digit
  • extremity
  • feeler
  • pinky
  • pointer
  • tentacle
  • tactile member
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FINGER

Had his fist in my face before I could get my finger on the trigger.

She must not put even a finger out of the cellar-door all day.

Ah, by my finger bones, there is my sweet Mary from the Priory Mill!

He ran his finger around his collar—an old gesture; but the collar was very loose.

She stood looking down, twisting her ring around her finger.

I pull it off and put it back and it galls my finger, as if it rubbed a wound.

Then, placing his finger on the electric button, he added: "What will you drink?"

"There," said I, spreading the speller flat on the table and pointing with my finger.

"Let me put my finger on the number for good luck," and she touched the badge on his arm.

One of the Stewards, following him with quick eyes, saw Mike and beckoned with a finger.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fingor, from Proto-Germanic *fingraz (cf. Old Saxon fingar, Old Frisian finger, Old Norse fingr, Dutch vinger, German Finger, Gothic figgrs), with no cognates outside Germanic; perhaps connected with PIE *penkwe-, the root meaning "five."

As a unit of measure (Middle English) it represents the breadth of a finger, about three-quarters of an inch. They generally are numbered from the thumb, and named index finger, fool's finger, leech- or physic-finger, and ear-finger.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FINGER

accuse

verbplace blame for wrongdoing, fault

betray

verbbe disloyal
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