Definitions of finger

  1. To dispose the fingers aptly in playing on an instrument. To have at one's finger ends, to be quite ready with.
  2. To toy or tamper with.
  3. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
  4. To touch lightly; to toy with.
  5. To perform on an instrument of music.
  6. To mark the notes of ( a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
  7. To execute, as any delicate work.
  8. To handle, or perform, with the fingers; meddle with; steal.
  9. To handle or perform with the fingers; to pilfer.
  10. To touch or perform on with the fingers.
  11. To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
  12. To use the fingers skilfully in performing upon a musical instrument or upon a typewriter.
  13. To use the fingers on a musical instrument.
  14. search for on the computer; " I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"
  15. indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
  16. To handle with the fingers; to pilfer; to play, as an instrument; to perform with the fingers, as delicate work.
  17. To touch lightly; to handle with the fingers.
  18. the part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers
  19. any of the terminal members of the hand ( sometimes excepting the thumb); " her fingers were long and thin"
  20. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
  24. One of the five divisions of the hand; one of the four digits of the hand, as distinguished from a thumb; a finger's breadth or length; any mechanical contrivance resembling a finger; a part of a glove into which a finger is inserted.
  25. One of the five extreme parts of the hand; a finger's breadth; skill in the use of the hand or fingers.
  26. One of the five extremities of the hand.
  27. One of the digits of the hand. excluding or including the thumb.
  28. One of the five extreme parts of the hand; a finger's breadth; an index, or anything pointing like a finger; skill in using the fingers, as in playing on a keyed instrument.
  29. One of the five divisions of the hand; a measure.
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