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Definitions and Synonyms of finger | Another word for finger | What is finger?

Definition 1: one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb - [noun denoting artifact]

(finger is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is part of finger) handwear: covers the hand and wrist

Definition 2: any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb) - [noun denoting body]

Samples where finger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her fingers were long and thin

(finger is a kind of ...) a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

(finger is a kind of ...) that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

(... is a kind of finger ) the finger next to the thumb

(... is a kind of finger ) the finger farthest from the thumb

(... is a kind of finger ) the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

(... is a kind of finger ) the second finger; between the index finger and the ring finger

(... is a kind of finger ) the third finger (especially of the left hand)

(finger is a part of ...) the nail at the end of a finger

(finger is a part of ...) the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger

(finger is a part of ...) the end (tip) of a finger

(finger is a part of ...) a joint of a finger when the fist is closed

(... is part of finger) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

Definition 3: the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for finger in the sense of this definition

(finger is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 4: indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments - [verb of communication]

(finger is a kind of ...) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

"I showed the customer the glove section" "He pointed to the empty parking space" "he indicated his opponents"

Definition 5: feel or handle with the fingers - [verb of contact]

Samples where finger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • finger the binding of the book

Synonyms for finger in the sense of this definition

(finger is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

Definition 6: search for on the computer - [verb of contact]

Samples where finger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(finger is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

Definition 7: examine by touch - [verb of contact]

Samples where finger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Feel this soft cloth!
  • The customer fingered the sweater

Synonyms for finger in the sense of this definition

(finger implies ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(finger has a similar meaning as ...) grope or feel in search of something

"He felt for his wallet"

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