Meaning of FINGER in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fingar ~ Date: before 12th century any of the five terminating members of the hand ; a digit of the forelimb, 2. something that resembles a ~ , a part of a glove into which a ~ is inserted, a projecting piece (as a pawl for a ratchet) brought into contact with an object to affect its motion, the breadth of a ~, interest , share , bird 10, ~like adjective II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 15th century transitive verb to touch or feel with the ~s, 2. to play (a musical instrument) with the ~s, to play (as notes or chords) with a specific ~ing, to mark the notes of (a music score) as a guide in playing, to point out ; identify , to extend into or penetrate in the shape of a ~, intransitive verb to touch or handle something, 2. to use the ~s in playing a musical instrument, to have a certain ~ing, to extend in the shape or manner of a ~

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