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finger

1. 
a. any of the digits of the hand, often excluding the thumb
b. (as modifier): a finger bowl
2. the length or width of a finger used as a unit of measurement
3. a quantity of liquid in a glass, etc., as deep as a finger is wide; tot
4. a projecting machine part, esp one serving as an indicator, guide, or guard

What does it mean when you dream about a finger?

Fingers and thumbs have a rich symbolic association because of the wide variety of meanings in various hand gestures. Thus, we may do everything from thumb a ride, to point an accusatory finger at someone, to point the way. Fingers have other connotations because of certain symbolic rings (e.g., marriage rings) and certain verbal expressions (e.g., “fingering” a guilty person). In Freudian psychology, fingers can be a phallic symbol. The particulars of the gesture in the dream should indicate the meaning.

finger

[′fiŋ·gər]
(anatomy)
Any of the four digits on the hand other than the thumb.
(geology)
The tendency for gas which is displacing liquid hydrocarbons in a heterogeneous reservoir rock system to move forward irregularly (in fingers), rather than on a uniform front.
(petroleum engineering)
A pair or set of bracketlike projections placed at a strategic point in a drill tripod or derrick to keep a number of lengths of drill rods or casing in place when they are standing in the tripod or derrick.

finger

(tool)
A Unix program that displays information about a particular user or all users logged on the system, or a remote system. Finger typically shows full name, last login time, idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where applicable). It may also display a plan file left by the user (see also Hacking X for Y). Some versions take a "-l" (long) argument which yields more information.

finger

A Unix command widely used on the Internet to find out information about a particular user, such as telephone number, whether currently logged on or the last time logged on. The person being "fingered" must have placed his or her profile on the system. Profiles can be very elaborate either as a method of social introduction or to state particular job responsibilities. Fingering requires entering the full user@domain address.
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Whereas Curley consistently renders fingere and fictum as "feign" and "thing being feigned," "feigning" or "fiction," respectively, Eisenberg and Joachim prefer "suppose" and "supposition" or "supposals.
The term fingere has the sense of to mould or fashion.
35) After a somewhat tortuous discussion of the difficulty of putting on stage imaginary characters who are supposed to be illustrious and famous (a problem, we saw, that greatly exercised Castelvetro, with equally opaque results(36)), Giraldi finally decides in this passage that after all tragedy can deal in fictional characters and that he has the authority of both Aristotle and Horace for saying so ('nondimeno io tengo che la favola tragica si possa cosi fingere dal poeta, come la comica).
In both passages the general sense of componere is 'make (oneself) into', almost a synonym of fingere, as at 5.
Percioche essendo duro l'istromento, non puo (come bisognaria) piegarsi; si come essendo molle, aggevolmente piegandosi, puo formare, e fingere ogni sorte di voce.
Un ricciolo / di Gerti, un grillo in gabbia, ultima traccia / del transito di Liuba, il microfilm / d'un sonetto eufuista scivolato / dalle dita di Clizia addormentata' ('A lock / of Gerti, a cricket in its cage, the last sign / of Liuba's visit, the microfilm / of a euphuist sonnet slipped / from the fingere of a sleeping Clizia') (11.
Qui Tasso e ancora piU sicuro nell'affermare le proprie ragioni: "l'accrescere, l'adornare e 'l fingere sono effetti che vengono necessariamente in conseguenza co 'l poetare" (Letterepoetiche 350).
A primeira acepcao de fingere nao e "fingir", mas "forjar".
Quindi, applicando questo principio a Notturno, fingere che sia reale cio che e reale vuol dire fingere che il testo stesso sia una finzione a cui lo scrittore partecipa per vivere l'essenza del gioco.
Pero, segun senalo James Clifford (1986: 7), es importante reconocer que fingere, por lo tanto, la ficcion implica un grado de falsedad, de maquillaje y de invencion que fue ignorado por los interpretativistas que se referian a las etnografias como "verdaderas ficciones".
1 (26:1028): ita in ilia fingere possumus figuram propriam ejus, quae ut sic etiam erit quaedam qualitas rationis.
fingere tacite potuit, fuisse unum ex Argivis principibus, qui ab Abante ad se hereditate transmissum clipeum gestaret; quem a se caesum Aeneas spoliaverit.