fingertip

[ fing-ger-tip ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌtɪp /

noun

the tip or end of a finger.
a covering used to protect the end joint of a finger.

adjective

extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.: a fingertip jacket.

Idioms

    at one's fingertips,
    1. close at hand; easily or immediately available.
    2. at one's command or disposal, as recall of factual information: He has the answer at his fingertips.
    to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly: She was a politician to her fingertips.

Origin of fingertip

First recorded in 1835–45; finger + tip1
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British Dictionary definitions for at one's fingertips

fingertip

/ (ˈfɪŋɡəˌtɪp) /

noun

the end joint or tip of a finger
another term for fingerstall
at one's fingertips readily available and within one's mental grasp
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Word Origin and History for at one's fingertips

fingertip


n.

1824, from finger (n.) + tip (n.). Related: Fingertips.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for at one's fingertips

fingertip

[ fĭnggər-tĭp′ ]

n.

The extreme end or tip of a finger.
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Idioms and Phrases with at one's fingertips

at one's fingertips


Ready at hand, immediately available. This idiom is used both literally, as in This new dashboard design keeps all the important controls at the driver's fingertips, and figuratively, as in Tom was so familiar with the proposal that he had all the details at his fingertips. [Second half of 1800s]

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