fin·​ger·​tip | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌtip How to pronounce fingertip (audio) \

Definition of fingertip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the tip of a finger
2 : a protective covering for the end of a finger
at one's fingertips
: instantly or readily available



Definition of fingertip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : readily accessible : being within easy reach fingertip information fingertip controls
2 : extending from head or shoulders to mid-thigh used of clothing

Examples of fingertip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Worry later about where to put it, but pull the trigger on buying that kegerator – and have fresh, top-quality draft beer of your choice flowing right at your fingertips. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "Beer gift guide: 10 ideas for the beer snob in your life," 26 Nov. 2019 Roku’s Streaming Stick+ puts the Roku experience at your fingertips without adding another eyesore to your living room. Melissa Locker, Time, "The Best Black Friday Tech and Gadget Deals 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 Today's politicians have hundreds of cosmetic enhancements at their fingertips: teeth whiteners, tanning beds, nips, tucks, laser treatments and fillers. Author: Roxanne Roberts, Anchorage Daily News, "The senior citizens running for president and how they try to look younger," 10 Nov. 2019 Today’s politicians have hundreds of cosmetic enhancements at their fingertips: teeth whiteners, tanning beds, nips, tucks, laser treatments and fillers. Washington Post, "Can we talk about the senior citizens running for president and how they try to look younger?," 6 Nov. 2019 Microsoft Search’s new tab page will put your company’s business resources at your fingertips, including corporate policies or the travel site no one can remember. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's 10 biggest Ignite reveals include the new Edge, and more ways to tie Office to the web," 4 Nov. 2019 Much of the Hogsett administration's plans have focused on law enforcement: more police officers working smaller beats with more technology at their fingertips. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "'We'll stop you if you make us': Desperate interventions to stop gun violence," 23 Oct. 2019 And what is the devil’s price for having the entire Tangerine Dream back catalogue at your fingertips? James Parker, The Atlantic, "Neil Young’s Boring, Prophetic Message to Readers," 28 Sep. 2019 Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, work in the butter to make a rough, crumbly mixture. Marcy Goldman, Twin Cities, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fingertip


1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1920, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of fingertip was in 1534

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2 Dec 2019

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“Fingertip.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of fingertip

: the very end of a finger


fin·​ger·​tip | \ -ˌtip How to pronounce fingertip (audio) \

Medical Definition of fingertip

: the tip of a finger

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