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A human finger.
See also Finger

English

Etymology

From Old English finger

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
finger

Plural
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  1. (anatomy) One of the long extremities of the hand.
    Human hands have 5 fingers: the thumb, the forefinger (or index finger), the middle finger, the ring finger and the little finger.
  2. A piece of food resembling such an extremity.
    chocolate fingers
  3. (also finger pier) A walkway extending from a dock, an airport terminal, etc, used by passengers to board a waiting ship or aeroplane.

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to finger

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to finger (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To identify or point out. Ex.: put the finger on To report to or identify for the authorities, rat on, rat out, squeal on, tattle on, turn in, to finger.
  2. (transitive) To poke, probe, or fondle with a finger.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (a) To use specified finger positions in producing notes on a musical instrument, (b) To provide instructions in written music as to which fingers are to be used to produce particular notes or passages.

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Norwegian

Noun

finger m. (definite singular fingeren; indefinite plural fingre; definite plural fingrene)

  1. finger

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *fingraz, which is from Proto-Indo-European *penkʷ-ros, a suffixed form of *penkʷe, "five".

Noun

finger m

  1. finger

Old Frisian

Noun

finger

  1. finger

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

finger n.

Inflection for finger Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative finger fingret fingrar fingrarna
Genitive fingers fingrets fingrars fingrarnas
  1. (anatomy) finger; a body part

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See also


West Frisian

Noun

finger c.

  1. finger

Yiddish

Noun

finger

  1. Alternative spelling of פֿינגער.

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