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Definition of "finger" []

  • One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb. (noun)
  • The part of a glove designed to cover a finger. (noun)
  • Something, such as an oblong peninsula, that resembles one of the digits of the hand. (noun)
  • The length or width of a finger. (noun)
  • A degree of participation; a share: "seems almost sure to have a finger or two in crafting the final blueprint” ( George B. Merry). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "finger" in a sentence
  • "He made the Florenzia thumb fold over and touch the heavy ring on the middle finger, _and felt the ring as if it was on his own finger_."
  • "The Romans for this reason called the middle finger 'digitus infamis,' the _unseemly finger_."
  • "He mentioned, by way of illustration, that the slaves of a certain large proprietor used to have this saying, "Massa only want he little finger to touch God!" that is, _their master was lower than God only by the length of his little finger_."