[ fing-gerd ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərd /


having fingers, especially of a specified kind or number (often used in combination): a five-fingered glove.
spoiled or marred by handling, as merchandise.
Zoology, Botany. digitate.
(of a musical score) marked to show which fingers should be used in playing the notes.

Nearby words

  1. finest,
  2. finestra,
  3. finfish,
  4. finfoot,
  5. fingal's cave,
  6. finger bowl,
  7. finger buffet,
  8. finger food,
  9. finger gate,
  10. finger grass

Origin of fingered

First recorded in 1520–30; finger + -ed3


[ fing-ger ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gər /


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.

Origin of finger

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

Related formsfin·ger·er, nounfin·ger·less, adjectivere·fin·ger, verb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fingered

British Dictionary definitions for fingered


/ (ˈfɪŋɡəd) /


marked or dirtied by handling
  1. having a finger or fingers
  2. (in combination)nine-fingered; red-fingered
(of a musical part) having numerals indicating the necessary fingering


/ (ˈfɪŋɡə) /



Derived Formsfingerer, nounfingerless, adjective

Word Origin for finger

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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fingered
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fingered


[ fĭnggər ]


One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with fingered


In addition to the idiom beginning with finger

  • finger in the pie, have a

also see:

  • at one's fingertips
  • burn one's fingers
  • cross one's fingers
  • give someone the finger
  • lay a finger on
  • let slip (through the fingers)
  • not lift a finger
  • point the finger at
  • put one's finger on
  • put the finger on
  • snap one's fingers at
  • sticky fingers
  • twist around one's finger
  • work one's fingers to the bone
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.