fingertip

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noun

fin·​ger·​tip ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌtip How to pronounce fingertip (audio)
1
: the tip of a finger
2
: a protective covering for the end of a finger

fingertip

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adjective

1
: readily accessible : being within easy reach
fingertip information
fingertip controls
2
: extending from head or shoulders to mid-thigh
used of clothing
Phrases
at one's fingertips
: instantly or readily available

Examples of fingertip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
So, why not have something cerulean at your fingertips? Holly Carter, Peoplemag, 15 July 2024 For those who want that kind of information at their fingertips rather than on their shelves, fear not. Lily Templeton, WWD, 12 July 2024
Adjective
Essentially, our fingertip neurons, in a similar fashion as brain neurons, created a code that conveyed information about an edge’s shape. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2014 In 2020, one worker suffered a fingertip amputation after coming in contact with an unguarded rotary valve and another was hospitalized after being caught in a machine, according to OSHA. Talia Soglin, Chicago Tribune, 28 Sep. 2022 See all Example Sentences for fingertip 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of fingertip was in 1534

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Cite this Entry

“Fingertip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fingertip. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

fingertip

noun
fin·​ger·​tip
-ˌtip
: the tip of a finger

Medical Definition

fingertip

noun
fin·​ger·​tip -ˌtip How to pronounce fingertip (audio)
: the tip of a finger

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