finger has definitions from the fields of anatomy,zoology,music,clothing
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[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

Examples

"her fingers were long and thin"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

It is n't easy to describe it , but every gardener knows it when his fingers touch such soil .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Place flat palms on either side of the head a_few inches away from the ears , fingers pointing toward the shoulders .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

In tularemia produced by aerosol exposure , one would not expect to find the classical ulcer of `` rabbit_fever '' on a finger .

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

One growth center in a short_bone - distal phalanx of the second finger - was chosen as an example for discussion here , primarily because epiphyseal diaphyseal fusion , the maturity indicator for Completion in long and short_bones , occurs in this center for girls near the menarche and for boys near their comparable pubescent stage .

The growth center depicted here , in the distal phalanx of the second finger , is listed as the fifth of those in the seven short_bones .

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[ verb ] feel or handle with the fingers

Synonyms

thumb

Examples

"finger the binding of the book"

Used in print

(R. Leslie Gourse, With Gall and Honey....)

I reached_into the pocket of my skirt , fingered ten pruta , and dropped the coin .

Related terms

touch thumb

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[ verb ] examine by touch

Synonyms

feel

Examples

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

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

I fingered it and had the feeling of adequacy that comes_with the right texture , tilth and body .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7616
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[ verb ] search for on the computer

Examples

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

Related terms

search

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[ noun ] (clothing) the part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers

Related terms

covering glove

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[ verb ] (music) indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

Related terms

indicate

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[ noun ] the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

Related terms

linear_unit

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