[ fing-ger-tip ]

  1. the tip or end of a finger.

  2. a covering used to protect the end joint of a finger.

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

Idioms about fingertip

  1. at one's fingertips,

    • close at hand; easily or immediately available.

    • at one's command or disposal, as recall of factual information: He has the answer at his fingertips.

  2. to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly: She was a politician to her fingertips.

Origin of fingertip

First recorded in 1835–45; finger + tip1

Words Nearby fingertip Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fingertip in a sentence

  • LaLanne was well-known for his many workouts, including the Jumping Jack (named after him) and the fingertip push-up.

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  • "Here is color," replied the Professor, resting a fingertip on a dull yellowish streak.

  • I spent the time from noon until three o'clock examining my fingertip as I'd not examined it before.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
  • Colonel Fraser paused to tamp down the tobacco in his pipe with a fingertip.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
  • Then Jellico's hand went out, his fingertip flicked the hilt of the bared blade.

    Voodoo Planet | Andre Norton
  • The next move was to clap your fingertip upon that dot and straighten out your neck and eyes and apply the bow.

British Dictionary definitions for fingertip


/ (ˈfɪŋɡəˌtɪp) /

  1. the end joint or tip of a finger

  2. another term for fingerstall

  1. at one's fingertips readily available and within one's mental grasp

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