Definition of Fingernail

1. Noun. The nail at the end of a finger.

Group relationships: Finger
Generic synonyms: Nail
Specialized synonyms: Thumbnail



Definition of Fingernail

1. Noun. The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fingernail

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fingernail

1. See: nail. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fingernail

fingerfuls
fingerguard
fingerguards
fingerhold
fingerholds
fingerings
fingerite
fingerless
fingerlessness
fingerlike
fingerling
fingerlings
fingermark
fingermarks
fingernail (current term)
fingernail moon
fingernail moons
fingernailed
fingernails
fingerpad
fingerpads
fingerpaint
fingerpainted
fingerpainting
fingerpaints
fingerpick
fingerpicked
fingerpicking
fingerpickings

Literary usage of Fingernail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"run a finger under on one's finger, fingernail (someone) to sniff the genital odors kku(ti.): fingernail, toenail, claw. ..."

2. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"All of these minerals have a dead black streak 333 1. Hardness under 2.5, can be scratched with the fingernail 333 Covellite; Anthracite coal; ..."

3. Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related by Susan I. Rotroff (1997)
"A rough indication of hardness is given by the following scale: Soft: scratched easily by fingernail. Fairly hard: fingernail makes very slight mark, ..."

4. Hellenistic Pottery: The Plain Wares by Susan I. Rotroff (2006)
"Hardness was determined by a simple test: whether or not the fabric could be scratched by a fingernail or a metal point. The results are recorded as ..."

5. Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children (1991)
"Do not let the blood run down the finger or onto the fingernail. After the finger is ready, the puncture and subsequent steps of forming a drop of blood and ..."

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