fingernail


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fin·ger·nail

 (fĭng′gər-nāl′)
n.
The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a finger.

fingernail

(ˈfɪŋɡəˌneɪl)
n
(Anatomy) a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each finger.

fin•ger•nail

(ˈfɪŋ gərˌneɪl)

n.
1. the nail at the end of a finger.
2. Print. Informal. parenthesis (def. 1).
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fingernail - the nail at the end of a fingerfingernail - the nail at the end of a finger  
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
thumbnail - the nail of the thumb

fingernail

noun
Related words
technical name unguis
adjective ungual, ungular
Translations
nehet
fingernegl
sormen kynsi
nokat
fingurnögl
指の爪
손톱
noht
fingernagel
เล็บมือ
móng tay

fingernail

[ˈfɪŋgəneɪl] Nuña f

fingernail

[ˈfɪŋgərneɪl] nongle m (de la main)finger painting npeinture f avec les doigts

fingernail

[ˈfɪŋgəˌneɪl] nunghia

finger

(ˈfiŋgə) noun
1. one of the five end parts of the hand, sometimes excluding the thumb. She pointed a finger at the thief.
2. the part of a glove into which a finger is put.
3. anything made, shaped, cut etc like a finger. a finger of toast.
verb
to touch or feel with the fingers. She fingered the material.
ˈfingernail noun
the nail at the tip of the finger.
ˈfingerprint noun
the mark made by the tip of the finger, often used by the police etc as a means of identification. The thief wiped his fingerprints off the safe.
ˈfingertip noun
the very end of a finger. He cut his fingertip by accident while preparing the salad.
be all fingers and thumbs / my etc fingers are all thumbs
to be very awkward or clumsy in handling or holding things. He was so excited that his fingers were all thumbs and he dropped the cup.
have (something) at one's fingertips
to know all the details of (a subject) thoroughly. He has the history of the firm at his fingertips.
have a finger in the pie / in every pie
to be involved in everything that happens. She likes to have a finger in every pie in the village.
put one's finger on
to point out or describe exactly; to identify. She put her finger on the cause of our financial trouble.

fingernail

ظُفْر nehet fingernegl Fingernagel νύχι χεριού uña sormen kynsi ongle nokat unghia 指の爪 손톱 vingernagel fingernegl paznokieć unha do dedo da mão ноготь fingernagel เล็บมือ tırnak móng tay 指甲

fin·ger·nail

n. uña.

fingernail

n uña (de la mano)
References in classic literature ?
Then they met Sikandar Khan coming down with a few unsaleable screws - remnants of his string -and Mahbub, who has more of horse-coping in his little fingernail than Sikandar Khan in all his tents, must needs buy two of the worst, and that meant eight hours' laborious diplomacy and untold tobacco.
By'r Lady, my arm doth tingle yet from fingernail to elbow.
Then there's another kind of bug that burrows under your fingernails, and if you don't get 'em out, your fingers drop off.
Look at his legs, mamma, and his hands and fingernails,--real finger-nails.
One of these was, "Ain't nigger enough in him to show in his fingernails, en dat takes mighty little-- yit dey's enough to pain his soul.
Valentin behind his tree was tearing his fingernails with silent fury.
Seein' you love your sister so much better than your wife, wby did you want to marry me, that's borne your children for you, an' slaved for you, an' toiled for you, an' worked her fingernails off for you, with no thanks, an 'insultin' me before the children, an' sayin' I'm crazy to their faces.
His hands, which were of a rough, coarse grain, were very dirty; his fingernails were crooked, long, and yellow.
JEMMA BURNS has vowed never to eat at a McDonald's restaurant again after discovering a dirty yellow fingernail in her bowl of porridge.
ZAC Efron once found a fan's fingernail stuck into his back.
The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.
Nailene's Total Match fingernail and toenail kits are for a co-ordinated polished look for fingers and toes.