Associations to the word «Thumb»

Pictures for the word «Thumb»


THUMB, noun. The short thick digit of the hand that for humans has the most mobility and can be made to oppose (moved to touch) all of the other fingers.
THUMB, noun. (computing) The part of a slider that may be moved linearly along the slider.
THUMB, noun. (colloquial) (Internet) A thumbnail picture.
THUMB, verb. (transitive) To touch or cover with the thumb.
THUMB, verb. (transitive) (with through) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily.
THUMB, verb. (travel) To hitchhike
THUMB, verb. To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or wear out, by frequent handling.
THUMB A LIFT, verb. (intransitive) (chiefly British) to hitchhike
THUMB A RIDE, verb. (US) (intransitive) (idiomatic) To hitchhike
THUMB BLUE, noun. Indigo in the form of small balls or lumps, used for blueing linen etc.
THUMB DRIVE, noun. (computing) A small electronic device used to store digital data, more portable and robust than a hard drive.
THUMB DRIVES, noun. Plural of thumb drive
THUMB KNOT, noun. An overhand knot.
THUMB ONE'S NOSE, verb. To place a thumb upon the tip of the nose, typically with the fingers spread and while simultaneously wiggling one's fingers, in a gesture of disrespect.
THUMB ONE'S NOSE, verb. (figuratively) To act disrespectfully, especially by flouting the object of disrespect.
THUMB PIANO, noun. (musical instrument) Any type of lamellophone having a small sound box fitted with a row of tuned tabs that are plucked with the thumbs; a mbira.
THUMB PIANOS, noun. Plural of thumb piano
THUMB POSITION, noun. (music), (stringed instruments) position when the thumb is contacting the string(s)
THUMB POSITIONS, noun. Plural of thumb position
THUMB SKETCH, noun. Alternative spelling of thumb-sketch
THUMB SKETCHES, noun. Plural of thumb sketch
THUMB WAR, noun. (games) A children's game in which the two opponents interlock each other's right- or left-handed fingers, each attempting to press and subdue the other's thumb.

Dictionary definition

THUMB, noun. The thick short innermost digit of the forelimb.
THUMB, noun. The part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb.
THUMB, noun. A convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse.
THUMB, verb. Travel by getting free rides from motorists.
THUMB, verb. Look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume".
THUMB, verb. Feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book".

Wise words

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William Shakespeare