finger

finger [fiŋ′gər]
n.
[ME < OE, akin to Ger finger, Goth figgrs, prob. < IE base * penkwe, FIVE]
1. any of the five jointed parts projecting from the palm of the hand; esp., any of these other than the thumb
2. the part of a glove that covers one of these parts
3. anything resembling a finger in shape or use
4. a rough unit of measure based on
5.
a) the breadth of a finger (3/ 4 inch to 1 inch), as in measuring whiskey in a glass
b) Now Rare the length of a man's middle finger (about 41/ 2 inches)
6. Mech. a projecting part coming into contact with another part and controlling its motion
vt.
1. to touch or handle with the fingers; use the fingers on
2. Now Rare to take; steal
3. to point out; indicate or designate, specif. in senses of PUT THE FINGER ON (see phrase below)
4. Music
a) to play (an instrument, chord, etc.) by using the fingers in a certain way or sequence on strings, keys, etc.
b) to mark (a score) with directions for the way to use the fingers
vi.
1. to use the fingers in a certain way or sequence on a musical instrument
2. to be fingered: said of musical instruments
3. to extend (out, across, etc.) like a finger, etc.) like a finger
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burn one's fingers
to cause oneself trouble by being too inquisitive, meddlesome, etc.
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give someone the finger Slang
to express anger, contempt, etc. for by gesturing with the middle finger held upright from a clenched fist
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have a finger in the pie
1. to help do something; participate
2. to be meddlesome
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have one's fingers crossed or keep one's fingers crossed
to hope for or against something
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lift a finger
to make even the slightest effort
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put one's finger on
to indicate or ascertain exactly
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☆ put the finger on Slang
1. to identify as for the police; inform on
2. to indicate as the place to be robbed, victim to be killed, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
, / (an instrument), (in playing on an instrument)


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