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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

I just believe as a Christian, we are to show love; we are to show compassion to people, not to point the finger, not to do this, but to do this - to love them, to welcome them, to embrace them.
Franklin Graham

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

Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
Louis Nizer

The body cannot lie. You cannot be somebody else onstage, no matter how good of an actor or dancer or singer you are. When you open your arms, move your finger, the audience knows who you are, you know.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
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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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