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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.


Synonymsthumb


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.


Synonymsfeel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Entailtouch


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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