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Definition of Thumb

Thumb

  1. The short, thick first digit of the human hand, differing from the other fingers in having but two phalanges; the pollex. See Pollex.
  2. To handle awkwardly.
  3. To play with the thumbs, or with the thumbs and fingers; as, to thumb over a tune.
  4. To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or wear out, by frequent handling; also, to cover with the thumb; as, to thumb the touch-hole of a cannon.
  5. To play with the thumb or thumbs; to play clumsily; to thrum.

Thumb Quotations

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
Neil Armstrong

Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
King Solomon

Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings.
Dallas Willard

There's a rule of thumb in politics. If you're at a point where you're complaining about the other guy being mean and unfair and uncivil, that's probably a sign that you're losing.
Laura Ingraham

It's kind of a rule of thumb for me to self-doubt going into any kind of project. I always think that I shouldn't be doing it and I don't know how to do it and I'm going to fail and that I fooled them. I always try to find a way out.
Heath Ledger
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Thumb Translations

thumb in Afrikaans is duim
thumb in Danish is tommelfinger
thumb in Dutch is duim
thumb in Finnish is peukalo
thumb in French is pouce
thumb in German is Daumen, dumm
thumb in Italian is pollice
thumb in Latin is pollex
thumb in Norwegian is tommelfinger
thumb in Portuguese is polegar
thumb in Spanish is dedo pulgar, pulgar
thumb in Swedish is tumme
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