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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.
References in classic literature ?
Two months later, on the third of September, he took this trio of finger marks again.
She put it on the middle finger of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
Meriem struck back, but she was growing weaker from the choking fingers at her throat.
While thus speaking Athos regarded with attention the sapphire set with diamonds which had taken, on D'Artagnan's finger, the place of the queen's ring, carefully kept in a casket.
The slightest pressure of your finger would ruin me forever.
The old woman is right,' said the robbers, and they ceased looking for the finger and sat down.
We had come to within fifty feet of these men when I felt a sudden strange and rapid pricking sensation in one of my fingers.
Not the least interesting to Tarzan was the part played by finger prints in this fascinating science.
It had spared him the tortures of the agony, convulsions of the last departure; had opened with an indulgent finger the gates of eternity to that noble soul.
Use your finger, Mary Hendrikhovna, it will be still nicer," said Rostov.
screamed the man; "my wife has cut her finger off and she's bleeding to death
The only thing about her that he had particularly noticed was a ring of peculiar workmanship upon a finger of the hand that Rokoff had seized, and he determined to note the fingers of the women passengers he came upon thereafter, that he might discover the identity of her whom Rokoff was persecuting, and learn if the fellow had offered her further annoyance.