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finger

[ fing-ger ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to touch or handle something with the fingers.
to extend in or as in the shape of a finger: Landing piers finger out into the river along the city's shoreline.

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Idioms for finger

Origin of finger

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Finger, Dutch vinger, Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs

OTHER WORDS FROM finger

fin·ger·er, nounfin·ger·less, adjectivere·fin·ger, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for finger

finger
/ (ˈfɪŋɡə) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of finger

fingerer, nounfingerless, adjective

Word Origin for finger

Old English; related to Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs, Old High German fingar; see five, fist
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Medical definitions for finger

finger
[ fĭnggər ]

n.

One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.
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Idioms and Phrases with finger

finger

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