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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fing-ger]
    • /ˈfɪŋ gər/
    • /ˈfɪŋɡə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fing-ger]
    • /ˈfɪŋ gər/

Definitions of finger word

  • noun finger any of the terminal members of the hand, especially one other than the thumb. 1
  • noun finger a part of a glove made to receive a finger. 1
  • noun finger the breadth of a finger as a unit of measurement; digit. 1
  • noun finger the length of a finger: approximately 4½ inches (11 cm). 1
  • noun finger Slang. an informer or spy. 1
  • noun finger something like a finger in form or use, as a projection or pointer: a finger of land leading out into the bay; the finger on the speedometer. 1

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Origin of finger

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Finger, Dutch vinger, Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Finger


finger popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

finger usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finger

noun finger

  • claw — The claws of a bird or animal are the thin, hard, curved nails at the end of its feet.
  • hook — a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something.
  • digit — a finger or toe.
  • antenna — The antennae of something such as an insect or crustacean are the two long, thin parts attached to its head that it uses to feel things with.
  • tentacle — Zoology. any of various slender, flexible processes or appendages in animals, especially invertebrates, that serve as organs of touch, prehension, etc.; feeler.

verb finger

  • handle — a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand.
  • paw — father; pa.
  • feel — to perceive or examine by touch.
  • maul — a heavy hammer, as for driving stakes or wedges.
  • palpate — to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.

Antonyms for finger

verb finger

  • manhandle — to handle roughly.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • pass over — to move past; go by: to pass another car on the road.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • lose — to come to be without (something in one's possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I'm sure I've merely misplaced my hat, not lost it.

noun finger

  • hunk — a large piece or lump; chunk.

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