FIN'GER, noun fing'ger.
1. One of the extreme parts of the hand, a small member shooting to a point. The fingers have joints which peculiarly fit them to be the instruments of catching, seizing and holding. When we speak of the fingers generally, we include the thumb; as the five fingers. But we often make a distinction. The fingers and thumb consist of fifteen bones; three to each. The word is applied to some other animals as well as to man.
2. A certain measure. We say a finger's breadth, or the breadth of the four fingers, or of three fingers.
3. The hand.
Who teacheth my fingers to fight. Psalms 146:1.
4. The finger or fingers of God, in scripture, signify his power, strength or operation.
The magicians said to Pharaoh, this is the finger of God.
5. In music, ability; skill in playing on a keyed instrument. She has a good finger
FIN'GER, verb transitive
1. To handle with the fingers; to touch lightly; to toy. The covetous man delights to finger money.
2. To touch or take thievishly; to pilfer.
3. To touch an instrument of music; to play on an instrument.
4. To perform work with the fingers; to execute delicate work.
5. To handle without violence.
FIN'GER, verb intransitive To dispose the fingers aptly in playing on an instrument.