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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fing-ger]
    • /ˈfɪŋ gər/
    • /ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fing-ger]
    • /ˈfɪŋ gər/

Definitions of fingers word

  • noun fingers any of the terminal members of the hand, especially one other than the thumb. 1
  • noun fingers a part of a glove made to receive a finger. 1
  • noun fingers the breadth of a finger as a unit of measurement; digit. 1
  • noun fingers the length of a finger: approximately 4½ inches (11 cm). 1
  • noun fingers Slang. an informer or spy. 1
  • noun fingers 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 fingers

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

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Parts of speech for Fingers


fingers 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".

fingers usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fingers

noun fingers

  • digits — a finger or toe.
  • extremities — Plural form of extremity.
  • claws — Plural form of claw.
  • hooks — a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something.
  • thumbs — the short, thick, inner digit of the human hand, next to the forefinger.

verb fingers

  • names — a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known.
  • taps — a cylindrical stick, long plug, or stopper for closing an opening through which liquid is drawn, as in a cask; spigot.
  • handles — a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand.
  • feels — Plural form of feel.
  • fiddles — Plural form of fiddle.

Antonyms for fingers

noun fingers

  • hunks — a large piece or lump; chunk.

verb fingers

  • misses — to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.

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