part of speech: noun

definition 1: one of the five jointed parts at the end of the hand. Sometimes the thumb is not counted as a finger.

  • The teacher pointed his finger at me.

definition 2: the part of a glove that covers a finger.

phrase: have one’s fingers crossed

phrase: lift a finger


part of speech: verb

inflections: fingers, fingering, fingered

definition: to touch lightly with the fingers.

  • Lily fingers her necklace when she’s nervous.

phrase: keep one’s fingers crossed

derivations: fingerless (adj.), fingerer (n.)

Word Builder: finger +

fingernail: the hard piece that grows at the end of each finger.
fingertip: the end of each finger.