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Definition of Finger


  1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
  5. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
  6. To touch lightly; to toy with.
  7. To perform on an instrument of music.
  8. To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
  9. To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
  10. To execute, as any delicate work.
  11. To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.

Finger Quotations

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
C. S. Lewis

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
Mel Brooks

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Charles Morgan

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
T. S. Eliot

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
Omar Khayyam
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Finger Translations

finger in Afrikaans is vinger
finger in Danish is finger
finger in Dutch is vinger
finger in Finnish is sormi
finger in French is digitale, chipoter, doigt
finger in German is Finger
finger in Italian is dito
finger in Portuguese is dedo
finger in Spanish is palpar, dedo
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