What is finger?

  • (noun): The part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. Normally humans have five digits, the bones of whom are termed phalanges, on each hand (exceptions are polydactyly, oligodactyly and digit loss). The first digit is the thumb, followed by index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger or pinky. Some other languages use the same generic term for all five digits of a hand.

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Some articles on finger:

Finger, Tennessee - Demographics
... There were 122 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Bow Draw - Equipment
... For the Mediterranean draw, the fingers may be protected with shooting gloves or by finger tabs ... Models range from full-finger leather to gloves that only cover the tips of the fingers ... Finger tabs are pieces of material that are attached via leather straps or holes to the middle finger ...
Performance of Achamanam - Purana Achamana
... the purification of the chakras through the touching of certain fingers of the right hand to certain points on the face and body, along with mantras ... Namaha - Thumb, left cheek Madhavaya Namaha - Ring finger, right eye Govindaya Namaha - Ring finger, left eye Vishnave Namaha - Index finger, left side ...
Sandavágur - Witch’s Finger
... Trøllkonufingur, which means Witch’s finger ... VII of Denmark visited the Faroe Islands in 1844, and a man climbed the Witch’s finger so that he could wave to the King as he sailed past ...
... The Most Highly Derogatory Order of the Irremovable Finger, abbreviated to MHDOIF, was a spoof decoration for military incompetence, which was "awarded" to members of the Royal Air Force during World War II ... for the award, though cartoon depictions show a clenched fist with the index finger extended, surrounded by the words FAITH ET BLIND HOPE and underneath the legend ... The use of the index finger indicated clearly that the finger of blame was being pointed at the recipient, rather than the middle finger as a contemporary obscene gesture.) If ...

More definitions of "finger":

  • (verb): Examine by touch.
    Synonyms: feel
  • (noun): Any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb).
    Example: "Her fingers were long and thin"
  • (verb): Indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments.
  • (verb): Search for on the computer.
    Example: "I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"
  • (verb): Feel or handle with the fingers.
    Example: "Finger the binding of the book"
    Synonyms: thumb

Famous quotes containing the word finger:

    How marvellous it all is! Built not by saints and angels, but the work of men’s hands; cemented with men’s honest blood and with a world of tears, welded by the best brains of centuries past; not without the taint and reproach incidental to all human work, but constructed on the whole with pure and splendid purpose. Human, and yet not wholly human—for the most heedless and the most cynical must see the finger of the Divine.
    Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl Rosebery (1847–1929)

    God, I can push the grass apart
    And lay my finger on Thy heart.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    God, I am caught in a snare!
    I know not what fine wire is round my throat;
    I only know I let him finger there
    My pulse of life, and let him nose like a stoat
    Who sniffs with joy before he drinks the blood.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)