noun Date: 13th century the nail of a finger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fingernail — early 13c., from FINGER (Cf. finger) + NAIL (Cf. nail) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fingernail — ► NOUN ▪ the nail on the upper surface of the tip of each finger …   English terms dictionary

  • fingernail — [fiŋ′gərnāl΄] n. the horny substance growing on the upper part of the end joint of a finger …   English World dictionary

  • Fingernail — A fingernail is produced by living skin cells in the finger. A fingernail consists of several parts including the nail plate (the visible part of the nail), the nail bed (the skin beneath the nail plate), the cuticle (the tissue that overlaps the …   Medical dictionary

  • fingernail — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ sharp ▪ black, dirty ▪ broken ▪ manicured ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • fingernail — UK [ˈfɪŋɡə(r)ˌneɪl] / US [ˈfɪŋɡərˌneɪl] noun [countable] Word forms fingernail : singular fingernail plural fingernails any of the hard smooth parts that cover the ends of your fingers • hang on by your fingernails …   English dictionary

  • fingernail —   Miki ao, mai ao, māi u u.    ♦ Fingernail polish, pena miki ao, ho ohinuhinu miki ao.    ♦ Fingernail of deceased relative, heia …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • fingernail — fin|ger|nail [ˈfıŋgəneıl US gər ] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb the hard flat part that covers the top end of your finger = ↑nail …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fingernail — /fing geuhr nayl /, n. 1. the nail at the end of a finger. 2. Print. a parenthesis. [1200 50; ME; see FINGER, NAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • fingernail — noun The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation See Also: nail, thumbnail, toenail, nail polish, nail varnish …   Wiktionary

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