Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun thumb

3 senses of thumb

Sense 1
thumb, pollex -- (the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb)
       => finger -- (any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin")

Sense 2
thumb -- (the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb)
       => covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Sense 3
ovolo, thumb, quarter round -- (a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse)
       => molding, moulding -- (a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb thumb

3 senses of thumb

Sense 1
hitchhike, hitch, thumb -- (travel by getting free rides from motorists)
       => ride -- (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day")

Sense 2
flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff -- (look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume")
       => peruse -- (examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure")

Sense 3
finger, thumb -- (feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

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