HyperDic: thumb

English > 6 senses of the word thumb:
NOUNbodythumb, pollexthe thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
artifactthumbthe part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb
artifactthumb, ovolo, quarter rounda convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
VERBmotionthumb, hitchhike, hitchtravel by getting free rides from motorists
perceptionthumb, flick, flip, riffle, leaf, rifflook through a book or other written material
contactthumb, fingerfeel or handle with the fingers
thumb > pronunciation
Soundsthah'm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > thumb: 6 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe thick short innermost digit of the forelimb.
Synonympollex
Partsmusculus abductor pollicisThe abductor muscle of the thumb
thumbnailThe nail of the thumb
BroaderfingerAny of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
Spanishdedo gordo, dedo, pollex, pulgar
Catalandit gros, pollex, polze
Verbsthumbfeel or handle with the fingers
English > thumb: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb.
Part ofglovehandwear
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
English > thumb: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse.
Synonymsovolo, quarter round
Narrowerechinusovolo molding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column
Broadermolding, mouldingA decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
Spanishovolo
Catalanovolo
English > thumb: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningtravel by getting free rides from motorists.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymshitchhike, hitch
BroaderrideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Spanishhacer autostop
Catalanfer autoestop, fer autostop
English > thumb: 6 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaninglook through a book or other written material.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He thumbed through the report"
Synonymsflick, flip, riffle, leaf, riff
BroaderperuseExamine or consider with attention and in detail
English > thumb: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningFeel or handle with the fingers.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymfinger
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishhojear
Catalanfullejar
Nounsthumbthe thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

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