fingered

adjective

fin·​gered ˈfiŋ-gərd How to pronounce fingered (audio)
1
: having fingers especially of a specified kind or number
used in combination
stubby-fingered
five-fingered
2
: having projections or processes like fingers
the fingered roots of giant trees

Examples of fingered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ladies’ tiff, which even included ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, has since been deleted, but fast fingered followers managed to get a screenshot. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 9 Apr. 2024 Your Hollywood star has one six-fingered hand. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2023 Dexterous multi-fingered hands are extremely versatile and provide a generic way to perform multiple tasks in human-centric environments. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 15 Mar. 2023 In bariolage, open strings are alternated with fingered strings to create a flickering sound. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2023 Kim Kardashian is revealing her green-fingered side. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023 However, by making use of their surroundings, such as pushing an item against a table or wall, simple grippers can perform skillful maneuvers usually thought achievable only by more complex, fragile and expensive, multi-fingered artificial hands. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Feb. 2023 Dexterous multi-fingered hands can provide robots with the ability to flexibly perform a wide range of manipulation skills. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Sep. 2019 First Husband said that about halfway through the ride Missus Johnson stood up and gripped her seat’s back cushion, full-fingered, making frown lines in the plastic. Natashia Deón, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fingered was circa 1529

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“Fingered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fingered. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

fingered

adjective
fin·​gered ˈfiŋ-gərd How to pronounce fingered (audio)
: having fingers especially of a specified kind or number
used in combination
stubby-fingered
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