Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The extreme end or tip of a finger.
  • idiom at (one's) fingertips Readily or instantly available.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The end of the finger.
  • v. to move or deflect with the fingertips

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the end (tip) of a finger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The end or tip of a finger.
  • n. In archery, a tip of leather or other material worn upon a drawing-finger to protect it from the friction of the bowstring.
  • n. plural On the coast of southern California, a plant of the stonecrop family, Stylophyllum edule, with tufted cylindrical leaves the size of a lead-pencil. The Indians used the leaves as a salad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the end (tip) of a finger

Etymologies

From finger +‎ tip. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And there are the scars which recall happy moments: one on my fingertip from a knife that slipped when I was chopping onions too fast, cooking up a storm for the man I loved.

    Lea Lane: Scars of a Life

  • Verification occurs when the entire fingertip is laid on the sensor.

    Biometrics is No Guarantee For Secure Data | Impact Lab

  • You will find English speakers almost within fingertip reach.

    Cheap Clean Hotels in Zacatecas

  • In the 1948 Baseball Register, Gene Bearden says, My knuckler probably should be called a fingertip ball.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Bearden in the Baseball Register: My knuckler probably should be called a fingertip ball.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • A scrawled advertisement - "Ozzy Zig Needs Gig" - brought him to the reluctant attention of drummer Bill Ward and guitarist Tony Iommi (whose own industrial misfortune, namely a fingertip-removing welding accident, forced him to develop a unique playing style).

    JSOnline.com

  • You arrange the blocks by dragging with a fingertip, which is a quick action and does not obscure your ability to see what you are doing, as some iPhone games unfortunately do.

    Destructoid

  • Leaping high over the defensive back, the receiver makes a "fingertip" catch near the sidelines.

    Earl Pomerantz: "My Football Dilemma"

  • Shortly after Detroit executives officially realized that women drove one-third of all cars on the road, Dignam spearheaded a campaign for Ford, pitching one of its 1936 models as a fashionable purchase, with a "fingertip" gearshift and a baked enamel finish that required almost no "complexion care."

    A Job for Peggy Olson

  • They then moved the 'fingertip' over a glass slide that had been covered with raised lines of uneven spacing and thickness, which made the artificial skin to vibrate at varying frequencies that could be detected by the sensor.

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  • As an adjective it could connote the "ultramodern" sense of having all imaginable forms of human knowledge within the breadth of a few keystrokes.

    Ex. "I thoroughly enjoy the fingertip accessibility of Wordie vocab."

    March 5, 2009