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


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

Nearby words

  1. fingerpick,
  2. fingerprint,
  3. fingerspell,
  4. fingerspelling,
  5. fingerstall,
  6. fingertip search,
  7. fingertips,
  8. fingo,
  9. fini,
  10. finial


    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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fingertip



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 fingertip



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fingertip




The extreme end or tip of a finger.

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