fingertip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fingertip the end (tip) of a finger
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fingertip The end or tip of a finger.
    • n fingertip In archery, a tip of leather or other material worn upon a drawing-finger to protect it from the friction of the bowstring. Tips are of two kinds: screw-tips, adjustable to any degree of tightness by a screw-bolt and nut; and knuckle tip, shaped so as to stick to the fingers when the arrow is loosed. See drawing-glove.
    • n fingertip plural On the coast of southern California, a plant of the stonecrop family, Stylophyllum edule, with tufted cylindrical leaves the size of a lead-pencil. The Indians used the leaves as a salad.
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Quotations

  • J. Paul Getty
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    “The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.”

Usage

In literature:

He rubbed his finger over it and looked at the fingertip.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He ran his fingertips down the side of the stack of silver.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And it didn't matter, Gloria knew, if you had all the information at your fingertips, and even knew more than the doctor.
"Hex" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
He leaned back in his chair and tapped his fingertips against each other.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
We have at our fingertips man's highest developments, evolved on Earth.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Bradish lighted a cigarette, tossed it away after two puffs, and leaned against the house, studying his fingertips, scowling and sullen.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Gussie sprang out, barely touching my offered hand with her fingertips.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He was greedy of eye and fingertips, searching written sheet after sheet.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
The Dean, urbanely indulgent, joined his fingertips together and smiled.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Leaning back, he matched his fingertips, his teeth flashing in a grin under his mustache.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
The warmth spread to her toes, her fingertips, her scalp, filling her with joy.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
With joy she felt movement and life in the hard muscle under her fingertips.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Mr. Wicker nodded, tapping his fingertips together.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
It was almost as if she wanted to devour White Bear, but all she could do was touch his smooth cheek with her fingertips.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
A thick, matted mass of climbing vines swung from the upper branches not a yard from his fingertips.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
The Rhal touched the fingertips of both hands to his forehead in the Arrillian gesture of greeting, and Tyndall did the same.
"Grove of the Unborn" by Lyn Venable
I wanted the great, important part of all Earth's scientific knowledge at my fingertips, under my control.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
After a few minutes of clumsy clicking of fingertips against thumbs, he strained to pull his hands apart.
"Satellite System" by Horace Brown Fyfe
No matter how many wrinkles a widow may have in her face, she always has enough at her fingertips to offset them.
"A Guide to Men" by Helen Rowland
Dr. Ormond lifted the plate solemnly up before him, holding it between the fingertips of both hands.
"Ham Sandwich" by James H. Schmitz
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In poetry:

Unto the soul's companionship
Of things that only seem to be,
Earth points with magic fingertip
And bids thee see
How Fancy keeps thee company.
"Occult" by Madison Julius Cawein
And my fingertips turned into stone
From clutching immovable blackness.
Time after time I leapt upward
Exploding in breath, and fell back
From the change in the children's faces
At my defeat.
"The Lifeguard" by James Dickey

In news:

The Juno Trac 12 LED Mini- Cylinder Spotlights provides energy-efficient accent lighting at your fingertips.
A few plays later, however, Skyler Ridley had Skye PoVey beat down the east sideline, but Lark 's throw was off his fingertips, costing the offense a touchdown.
The idea is that you just screw in the bulb, and automated lighting will be available at your fingertips.
The Freestyle boasts fingertip controls and simple drag and drop functionality for loading.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Get inspired and get excited about the opportunities at your fingertips.
In a paper published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Yanovski and his team reported the temperature near the fingertips of obese individuals averaged 33.9C, while it was only 28.6C in normal-weight volunteers.
A hundred artistic acts of torture, right at your fingertips.
"Google Doodle" puts Olympic sport at your fingertips.
Free mobile applications bring banking to your fingertips.
It's not the sexiest secret component ever: just a tiny aluminum rivet that sits on a fingertip.
With arms reaching 7 feet (2 meters) from fingertip to fingertip, orangutans are aptly suited for a life in the trees of Southeast Asia.
Having all necessary tools at your fingertips is the goal of Sporty's Pilot's Pouch.
Hundreds of paint colors at your fingertips.
Homeowners who appreciate the long-term value of owning a home have a powerful new online resource at their fingertips.
Pet piranha bites off Illinois toddler's fingertip.
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In science:

Most importantly, the map content needs to be simplified as the fingertip’s resolution is less than the eye’s.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
U.S. Department of Education (USDE) (2000a). E-Learning: Putting a world-class education at the fingertips of all children.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies
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