Definition of finger :
1. Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially ( Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
2. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
3. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
4. The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
5. To execute, as any delicate work.
6. To mark the notes of ( a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
7. To perform on an instrument of music.
8. To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
9. To touch lightly; to toy with.
10. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
11. To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
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feel (part of speech: verb)
volume (part of speech: noun)
touch (part of speech: verb)
- Among the Blood, such sacrifice of a finger by women as well as men was common at the sun dance. - "The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians", Clark Wissler.
- There was so evidently a pointing of the Great Master's finger in this matter, that we were at once constrained to accept the invitation. - "Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel", John Yeardley.
- He put out the middle finger of his hand. - "No Great Magic", Fritz Reuter Leiber.