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1. thumb

noun. ['ˈθʌm'] the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb.

Synonyms

  • thumbnail
  • finger
  • musculus abductor pollicis

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • ride
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Thumb

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from

How do you pronounce thumb?

Pronounce thumb as θəm.

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Sentences with thumb


1. Noun, singular or mass
A serving of fats like butter, peanut butter or oil is the size of half your thumb.

2. Adjective
Navigate to the drive letter assigned to your thumb drive.

Quotes about thumb


1. If I saw you hitchhiking, I’d smile and return your thumb’s up, just for you doing such a great job of being a positive roadside influence.
- Jarod Kintz

2. But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn't do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.
- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

3. No matter where it is in the sky... No matter where you are in the world... the moon is never bigger than your thumb. -John
- Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

2. millers-thumb

noun. small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America.

Synonyms

  • genus Cottus
  • Cottus

3. miller's-thumb

noun. small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America.

Synonyms

  • genus Cottus
  • Cottus

4. thumb

verb. ['ˈθʌm'] travel by getting free rides from motorists.

Synonyms

  • hitchhike
  • ride

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • natural object
  • artifact

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. thumb

noun. ['ˈθʌm'] the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb.

Synonyms

  • glove

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • pull

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. thumb

noun. ['ˈθʌm'] a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse.

Synonyms

  • quarter round
  • echinus
  • molding
  • moulding

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • disengage
  • switch off
  • respectful

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. thumb

verb. ['ˈθʌm'] feel or handle with the fingers.

Synonyms

  • touch

Antonyms

  • unhitch
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. thumb

verb. ['ˈθʌm'] look through a book or other written material.

Synonyms

  • riffle
  • flip
  • flick
  • leaf
  • riff

Antonyms

  • diverge
  • miss
  • discolor
  • abstain

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))
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