1. the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

    Synonyms : digit, finger's breadth, fingerbreadth
    Type Of : linear unit, linear measure
  2. examine by touch

    Synonyms : feel
    Examples :
    • The customer fingered the sweater
  3. feel or handle with the fingers

    Synonyms : thumb
    Type Of : touch
    Examples :
    • finger the binding of the book
  4. any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

    Type Of : digit, extremity, dactyl
    Examples :
    • her fingers were long and thin
  5. indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

    Type Of : indicate, show, designate, point
  6. one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb

    Type Of : covering
  7. search for on the computer

    Type Of : look for, search, seek
    Examples :
    • I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons