Meaning of FINGER in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: fin · gered ; fin · ger · ing \ -g( ə -)ri ŋ \

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1 : to touch or feel with the fingers

2 a : to play (a musical instrument) with the fingers b : to play (as notes or chords) with a specific fingering c : to mark the notes of (a music score) as a guide in playing

3 : to point out : IDENTIFY

4 : to extend into or penetrate in the shape of a finger

intransitive verb

1 : to touch or handle something

2 a : to use the fingers in playing a musical instrument b : to have a certain fingering ― used of a musical instrument

3 : to extend in the shape or manner of a finger

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.