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fingertip

[fing-ger-tip]
noun
  1. the tip or end of a finger.
  2. a covering used to protect the end joint of a finger.
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adjective
  1. extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.: a fingertip jacket.
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Idioms
  1. 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.
  2. to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly: She was a politician to her fingertips.
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Origin of fingertip

First recorded in 1835–45; finger + tip1
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  • "Like herself—alive to the fingertips," he thought, and then he propped it against the pier-glass.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Dennison dug at the plate with his fingertips, but it would not come off.

    Forever

    Robert Sheckley

  • The finest music, the greatest books and art, all at your fingertips.

    Cost of Living

    Robert Sheckley

  • So, may I request you to withdraw your ray-guns with two fingertips and put them on the floor?

  • She ran to it, and by raising herself on her toes was able to reach the shutter with her fingertips.

    Victory

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for fingertips

fingertip

noun
  1. the end joint or tip of a finger
  2. another term for fingerstall
  3. 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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

fingertips in Medicine

fingertip

(fĭnggər-tĭp′)
n.
  1. 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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