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.