Finger vs Unfingered - What's the difference?

finger | unfingered |

As a proper noun finger

is .

As an adjective unfingered is

not fingered.




(en noun)
  • (label) One of the long extremities of the hand, sometimes excluding the thumb.
  • * 1915 , (Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson), ,
  • We have five senses and five fingers' and five toes. The starfish eats with five ' fingers .
  • * 1916 , The Finger Talk of Chicago's Wheat-Pit'', '':
  • Each finger' extended represents one-eighth of a cent. Thus when all four ' fingers and the thumb are extended, all being spread out from one another, it means five-eighths.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-29, volume=410, issue=8880, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Don’t cramp my style , passage=In 1993 [Victor Candia] noticed that the fingers of his left hand were starting to curl up as he played [on his guitar]. It felt to him as if a magnet in his palm were preventing him from opening them. A week later, he could not play at all.}}
  • A piece of food resembling such an extremity.
  • Anything that does work of a finger, such as the pointer of a clock or watch, or a small projecting rod, wire, or piece in a mechanical device which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
  • (also finger pier) A walkway extending from a dock, an airport terminal, etc, used by passengers to board a waiting ship or aeroplane.
  • An amount of liquid, usually alcohol, in a glass, with the depth of a finger's length.
  • The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
  • * Bishop (John Wilkins) (1614-1672)
  • a piece of steel three fingers thick
  • Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
  • * (1755-1838)
  • She has a good finger .

    Derived terms

    * at one's fingertips * burn one's fingers * butterfingers * cross one's fingers * fat-finger * finger alphabet * finger bowl * finger buffet * finger chip * finger dry * finger food * finger language * finger mark * finger millet * finger painting * finger pick * finger post * finger roll * finger wave * fingerboard * fingered * fingering * fingerling * fingermark * fingernail * finger-paint * fingerpicking * fingerplate * fingerpost * fingerprint * fingerspelling * fingerstall * fingertip * finger-wagging * fish finger * five-finger discount * five-finger exercise * forefinger * get one's finger out * get one's fingers onto * give the finger to * have a finger in every pie * have one's fingers in many pies * have one's fingers in the till * index finger * ladyfinger * lay a finger on * lift a finger * little finger * long finger * middle finger * one's fingers itch * point the finger at * pull one's finger on * put the finger on * putty in someone's fingers * ring finger * skirt finger * slip through one's fingers * snap one's fingers * split finger * sticky fingers * trigger finger * wag a finger (at) * work one's fingers to the bone * wrap around one's fingers * zinc finger


    (en verb)
  • To identify or point out. Also put the finger on . To report to or identify for the authorities, rat on, rat out, squeal on, tattle on, turn in, to finger.
  • To poke or probe with a finger or fingers.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let the papers lie; / You would be fingering them to anger me.
  • * 2009 , Win Blevins, Dreams Beneath Your Feet , page 135:
  • Feeling tender around the face, she fingered herself gingerly. Yes, it was swollen, very sore around the cheekbones, with dried blood on the outsides of her eye sockets, below her nostrils, and below one ear.
  • To use the fingers to penetrate and sexually stimulate one's own or another person's vagina or anus; to fingerbang
  • * 2007 , Madeline Bastinado, A Talent for Surrender , page 201:
  • She fingered him, spreading the gel and sliding the tip of her finger inside him.
  • * 2008 , Thomas Wainwright (editor), Erotic Tales , page 56:
  • She smiled, a look of amazement on her face, as if thinking that maybe this was the cock that she had been fantasizing about just now, as she fingered herself to a massive, body-engulfing orgasm.
  • (music) To use specified finger positions in producing notes on a musical instrument.
  • (music) To provide instructions in written music as to which fingers are to be used to produce particular notes or passages.
  • (computing) To query (a user's status) using the (Finger protocol).
  • * 1996 , "Yves Bellefeuille", List of useful freeware'', comp.archives.msdos.d, ''Usenet :
  • PGP mail welcome (finger me for my key).
  • (obsolete) To steal; to purloin.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To execute, as any delicate work.
  • Synonyms

    * (sexual) fingerbang, fingerfuck

    See also

    * artiodactyl * dactyl * dactylography * dactylology * fingle * macrodactyly * perissodactyl * prestidigitation * pterodactyl


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  • Not fingered.
  • * 1975 , New York Magazine (volume 8, number 39, September 1975)
  • The chic and intellectually impressive ones remain pristine, betraying that they have remained unfingered since purchase.
  • * Stephen Spender, Seascape
  • There are some days the happy ocean lies / Like an unfingered harp, below the land.