fingertip

[ fing-ger-tip ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌtɪp /
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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 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 fingertips

fingertip


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fingertips

fingertip

[ fĭnggər-tĭp′ ]

n.

The extreme end or tip of a finger.
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Idioms and Phrases with fingertips

fingertips


see at one's fingertips.

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