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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
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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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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If she moves slightly to the left, she sees the monument, and if she moves the other way, she sees a reflection of the flag opposite the memorial." But to her "both the monument and flag seem like arrogant gestures, like the country giving the finger to the dead boys." She and her grandmother climb a borrowed ladder to touch the name of father and son, Dwayne E.
Wes Cooley of Oregon, who lied about his military service during the Korean War, was photographed giving the finger to members of the Sierra Club, a salute that didn't go over well in the environmentally conscious state.
Blocking buses, Hershey quotes Blank as saying, is "like giving the finger to the white man."
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Mr Bates got caught on camera in the Senedd last week doing what the BBC calls 'making a rude gesture' and what we'll call 'giving the finger', apparently in the direction of Presiding Officer Lord President King Dafydd Elis-Thomas.
This is giving the finger to the international community."