Found 3 items, similar to thumb.
English → Indonesian
ibu jari, jempol
English → English
v 1: travel by getting free rides from motorists [syn: hitchhike
2: look through a book or other written material; “He thumbed
through the report”
; “She leafed through the volume”
3: feel or handle with the fingers; “finger the binding of the
n 1: the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb [syn: pollex
2: the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb
3: a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a
quarter of a circle or of an ellipse [syn: ovolo
, quarter round
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumbed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To handle awkwardly. --Johnson.
2. To play with the thumbs, or with the thumbs and fingers;
as, to thumb over a tune.
3. To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or
wear out, by frequent handling; also, to cover with the
thumb; as, to thumb the touch-hole of a cannon.
He gravely informed the enemy that all his cards had
been thumbed to pieces, and begged them to let him
have a few more packs. --Macaulay.
, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS.
[thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen,
OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw.
tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf.
The short, thick first digit of the human hand, differing
from the other fingers in having but two phalanges; the
pollex. See Pollex
Upon his thumb he had of gold a ring. --Chaucer.
, a twist of anything as thick as the thumb.
, indigo in the form of small balls or lumps,
used by washerwomen to blue linen, and the like.
, a door latch having a lever formed to be
pressed by the thumb.
(a) The mark left by the impression of a thumb, as on the
leaves of a book. --Longfellow.
(b) The dark spot over each foot in finely bred black and tan
, a nut for a screw, having wings to grasp between
the thumb and fingers in turning it; also, a nut with a
knurled rim for the same perpose.
, a ring worn on the thumb. --Shak.
(a) A kind of thimble or ferrule of iron, or leather, for
protecting the thumb in making sails, and in other work.
(b) (Mil.) A buckskin cushion worn on the thumb, and used to
close the vent of a cannon while it is sponged, or
Under one's thumb
, completely under one's power or
influence; in a condition of subservience. [Colloq.]
, v. i.
To play with the thumb or thumbs; to play clumsily; to thrum.