Definitions

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

  • adj. Having a finger or fingers, especially of a specific number, kind, or appearance. Often used in combination: four-fingered; rosy-fingered.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of finger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having fingers.
  • adj. Having leaflets like fingers; digitate.
  • adj. Marked with figures designating which finger should be used for each note.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having fingers: commonly in composition with a qualifying term: as, five-fingered.
  • In zoology and botany, same as digitate.
  • In music: Played by the individual fingers, as a stringed, keyed, or holed instrument.
  • Produced by the use of the fingers or by the choice of a particular fingering, as atone or a passage.
  • Having the intended fingering marked: as, a piece fingered throughout.

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

  • adj. having or resembling a finger or fingers; often used in combination

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Examples

  • The Captain fingered his heavy moustache to hide a smile, but he listened patiently to Sarah's complaints.

    The Peace Egg and a Christmas Mumming Play

  • Malaka fingered the jewelry, then tossed it back onto the counter as if it were junk.

    Romiette and Julio

  • "Clearwire's attempt does touch base with something that many a hack has fingered, that is, the low storage capacity on Apple's Idevice, which forces users to rely on WiFi and 3G connections for streaming data to the Ithingie."

    The Inquirer

  • Clearwire's attempt does touch base with something that many a hack has fingered, that is, the low storage capacity on Apple's Idevice, which forces users to rely on WiFi and 3G connections for streaming data to the Ithingie.

    The Inquirer

  • Township manager Jerry Andree called fingered cul-de-sacs, the quintessential hallmark of suburban living, the "biggest gobbler of resources."

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Normally I wouldn't have given it a second thought I get "fingered" by a lot of the neighbors, but lately I've noticed he has been working on some kind of secret project in his garage with really stinky chemicals.

    Love Your Neighbor

  • The publication by 'This Day' newspaper of a list of 136 MPs "fingered" in the travel voucher investigation adds nothing of value to the public's understanding of the issues involved.

    STATEMENT ON LIST OF MPs IN 'THIS DAY' NEWSPAPER

  • Kreisler is fond of 'fingered' octaves, and these, because of his abnormal hand, he plays with the first and third fingers, where virtuose players, as a rule, are only too happy if they can play them with the first and fourth.

    Violin Mastery Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers

  • They had separately "fingered" each button in the hope of being able to detect that which was bloodstained, and so avoid bringing it forth.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • It has never ceased to amaze me that the FAA was 'fingered' as being responsible for 'what went wrong' despite the fact that the FAA doesn't much bother with monitoring Military Air Traffic.

    Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

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