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fingerbreadths

fingerbreadths is a plural form of fingerbreadth

fingerbreadth

Definition:

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

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

fingerbreadths

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

[noun] Old English fingor, from Proto-Germanic *fingraz ... | [verb] "to touch...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

fingerbreadth | finger's breadth

the width of a finger, used as an indication of length (11 of 246 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fingerbreadth

Wiktionary:

fingerbreadth | fingerbreadths [plural] | fingersbreadth | finger's breadth

A (usually approximate and informal) unit of measurement based upon the radial width of the human finger. (17 of 18 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fingerbreadth

Random House Dictionary:

fingerbreadth

the breadth of a finger: approximately ¾ in. (2 cm). (10 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/fingerbreadth

New World Dictionary:

fingerbreadth

the breadth of a finger, roughly inch to 1 inch in measure (12 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fingerbreadth

American Heritage Dictionary:

fingerbreadth

The breadth of one finger. (5 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fingerbreadth

Britannica Encyclopedia:

digit [anatomy]

in anatomy, finger or toe of land vertebrates, the skeleton of which consists of small bones called phalanges. The tips of the digits are usually ... (25 of 260 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/163259​/digit

Merriam-Webster:

digit | number [synonym, sense-specific] | figure [synonym, sense-specific] | integer [synonym, sense-specific] | numeral [synonym, sense-specific] | numeric [synonym, sense-specific] | whole number [synonym, sense-specific] | decimal [similar, sense-specific] | fraction [similar, sense-specific] | ...

any of the Arabic numerals 1 to 9 and usually the symbol 0 ; one of the ... | a unit of length based on the breadth of a finger and equal in English ... (33 of 171 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/digit

Wikipedia:

Digit [disambiguation]

may refer to: Digit (anatomy), one of several most distal parts of a limb--fingers, thumbs, and toes on hands and feet | Numerical digit, as used in mathematics or computer science | Hexadecimal, representing a four-bit number | Dit or digit, synonym... (40 of 154 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Digit

Oxford Dictionary:

digit

any of the numerals from 0 to 9, especially when forming part of a number. | a finger or thumb. | [zoology] : a structure equivalent to a finger or ... (28 of 92 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/digit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

digit [countable] | digits [plural]

[formal] one of the written numbers from 0 to 9 | [medical] one of your fingers or toes (17 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/digit

Cambridge Dictionary:

digit [entry 1]

any one of the ten numbers 0 to 9 (9 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/digit 1

digit [entry 2, specialized]

a finger, thumb or toe (5 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/digit 2

Encarta Dictionary:

digit | digits [plural]

one of the ten Arabic numerals, 0 through 9, that are used to represent numbers in the decimal system | in any system of numbering, a symbol that ... (27 of 110 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604661​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

finger

First use: early 15th century

Origin: [noun] Old English fingor, from Proto-Germanic *fingraz ... | [verb] "to touch or point to with the finger" (but compare "fingering" from ... (24 of 117 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=finger

Wiktionary:

finger | fingers [plural] | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle]

Origin: Middle English finger, from Old English finger ("finger"), from Proto-Germanic *fingraz ("finger") (compare West Frisian finger, Low German/German Finger, Dutch vinger, Danish finger), from ... (24 of 47 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/finger

New World Dictionary:

finger

Origin: Middle English from Old English, akin to German finger, Gothic figgrs, probably from Indo-European base *penkwe, "five"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/finger

Collins Dictionary:

finger

Origin: Old English; related to Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs, Old High German fingar; see five, fist

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/finger

Oxford Dictionary:

finger | pull | burn one's fingers | keep | click | wind | wrap

Origin: Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vinger and German Finger

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/finger

American Heritage Dictionary:

finger | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle] | fingers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/finger

Merriam-Webster:

finger [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fingar finger

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/finger

Encarta Dictionary:

finger | fingers [plural] | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle]

Origin: Old English, from Indo-European, "five"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861611549​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

finger | fingers [plural] | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "finger"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/finger

Collins Dictionary:

fingerbreadth | finger's breadth

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fingerbreadth"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fingerbreadth

finger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "finger"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/finger

the Free Dictionary:

fingerbreadth

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "fingerbreadth"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "fingerbreadth"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "fingerbreadth" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/fingerbreadth

finger

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "finger"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "finger"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "finger" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/finger

YourDictionary Audio:

fingerbreadth

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fingerbreadth" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fingerbreadth

finger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "finger" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/finger

Macmillan British Dictionary:

finger [countable] | fingers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "finger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/finger

finger [transitive, verb] | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle] | fingers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "finger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/finger 18

Macmillan American Dictionary:

finger [countable] | fingers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "finger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/finger

finger [transitive, verb] | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle] | fingers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "finger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/finger 18

Cambridge Dictionary:

finger [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "finger"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "finger"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/finger 1

Google Dictionary:

finger | fingers [plural] | fingered [past tense] | fingering [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "finger"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=finger

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

finger

Audio: North American pronunciation of "finger"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=finger​01 word=finger

freedictionary.org:

finger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "finger" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=finger

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