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English noun: finger

1. finger (body) any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

SamplesHer fingers were long and thin.

Broader (hypernym)dactyl, digit, extremity

Narrower (hyponym)annualry, forefinger, index, index finger, little finger, middle finger, pinkie, pinky, pollex, ring finger, thumb

Part holonymfingernail, fingertip, knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint, pad

Part meronymhand, manus, mitt, paw

2. finger (quantity) the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

Synonymsdigit, finger's breadth, fingerbreadth

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

3. finger (artifact) one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb

Broader (hypernym)covering

Part meronymglove

English verb: finger

1. finger (contact) feel or handle with the fingers

SamplesFinger the binding of the book.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)touch

2. finger (contact) examine by touch

SamplesFeel this soft cloth!.
The customer fingered the sweater.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Verb groupfeel

3. finger (contact) search for on the computer

SamplesI fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

4. finger (communication) indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)designate, indicate, point, show

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