Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The end or tip of a finger.
  • noun In archery, a tip of leather or other material worn upon a drawing-finger to protect it from the friction of the bowstring.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the end (tip) of a finger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The end of the finger.
  • verb transitive to move or deflect with the fingertips

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

  • noun the end (tip) of a finger

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From finger +‎ tip.

Examples

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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