finger

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. digit; pointer, trigger finger, pinky. See touch. —v. t. touch, feel, toy with; slang, tell on (see information).
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. digit, organ of touch, tactile member, forefinger, thumb, index finger, ring finger, pinkie, extremity, pointer, feeler, antenna, tentacle, claw.
have a finger in the pie*,
Syn. participate, join, be a part of; see participate 1 , share 2 .
keep one's fingers crossed*,
Syn. wish, hope for the best, pray for; see hope .
lift a finger,
Syn. make an effort, endeavor, exert oneself, help out; see help 1 , try 1 .
put one's finger on*,
Syn. indicate, ascertain, identify, pinpoint; see discover .
put the finger on*,
Syn. inform on, turn in, spy on; see betray 1 , inform 2 .
v.
1. [To feel]
Syn. handle, touch, manipulate; see feel 1 .
2. [*To specify or inform against]
Syn. point out, name, put the finger on*; see designate 1 , inform 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
digit, pointer, thumb, forefinger, ring finger.
II
v.
touch, handle, squeeze, feel, palpate, poke.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation: feel, handle, palpate, touch. See TOUCH. 2. Slang. To establish the identification of: identify, pinpoint, place, recognize. Idiom: put one's finger on. See KNOWLEDGE.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
, / (an instrument), (in playing on an instrument)


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  • Finger — Fin ger (f[i^][ng] g[ e]r), n. [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.] 1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finger — Название: Finger Уровень (по модели OSI): Прикладной Семейство: TCP/IP Порт/ID: 79/TCP Назначение протокола: Предоставление интерфейса для получения данных о пользователях удаленного компьютера Спецификация …   Википедия

  • finger — ► NOUN 1) each of the four slender jointed parts attached to either hand (or five, if the thumb is included). 2) a measure of liquor in a glass, based on the breadth of a finger. 3) an object with the long, narrow shape of a finger. ► VERB 1)… …   English terms dictionary

  • finger — [fiŋ′gər] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger finger, Goth figgrs, prob. < IE base * penkwe, FIVE] 1. any of the five jointed parts projecting from the palm of the hand; esp., any of these other than the thumb 2. the part of a glove that covers one of …   English World dictionary

  • Finger — Finger: Die gemeingerm. Körperteilbezeichnung mhd. vinger, ahd. fingar, got. figgrs, engl. finger, schwed. finger gehört – wie auch das unter ↑ Faust dargestellte Substantiv – zu dem unter ↑ fünf behandelten Zahlwort und bezeichnete demnach… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Finger — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para el uso aeroportuario del término, véase Pasarela de acceso a aeronaves. El servicio finger (puerto 79, TCP) es un protocolo que proporciona información de los usuarios de una máquina, estén o no conectados en el …   Wikipedia Español

  • Finger — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. vinger, ahd. fingar Stammwort. Aus g. * fengra (oder * fingra ) m. Finger , auch in gt. figgrs, anord. fingr m./n., ae. finger. Das Wort wird zu dem Zahlwort fünf gestellt, was formal möglich wäre, semantisch aber nicht… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • finger — [n] appendage of hand antenna*, claw, digit, extremity, feeler*, hook*, pinky*, pointer*, ring finger, tactile member, tentacle*, thumb; concept 392 finger [v1] touch lightly feel, fiddle, grope, handle, manipulate, maul, meddle, palpate, paw,… …   New thesaurus

  • Finger — Finger, TN U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 350 Housing Units (2000): 134 Land area (2000): 1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Finger, TN — U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 350 Housing Units (2000): 134 Land area (2000): 1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Finger — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Bsp.: • Ich habe mir den Finger verbrannt. • Meine Finger sind kalt …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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