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fingerprint a mark made by the tip of a finger on an object that it has touched. Police and hospital records keep fingerprints made by a finger dipped in ink. These are used for identification, because no two people have the same fingerprint. [2 definitions]
finish to reach or cause the end of; complete. [5 definitions]
finished completed; ended.
finish line a line that marks the end of a race. The first person who crosses the finish line in a race is the winner.
Finland a country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. Helsinki is the capital of Finland.
Finn a person who was born in or is a citizen of Finland.
Finnish the main language of Finland. [2 definitions]
fiord another spelling of fjord.
fir a type of evergreen tree. Fir trees bear cones and are related to the pines. There are many different kinds of firs.
fire the heat, light, and flames produced by burning. [9 definitions]
fire alarm a device that gives off a noise to signal that a fire is occurring.
firearm a small gun, such as a pistol or rifle.
firecracker a small paper tube filled with gunpowder, which explodes and makes a loud noise when its fuse is lit. Firecrackers are sometimes used during celebrations.
fire department a part of a city or town government that works to prevent and put out fires, or the people who work for it.
fire engine a large truck that carries firefighters and their tools to a fire. Fire engines usually have a ladder and a pump for spraying water or chemicals used to put out fires.
fire escape a metal stair or ladder used as an emergency exit in case of fire. Fire escapes are usually on the outside of buildings.
fire extinguisher a container for chemicals that can be sprayed on a fire to put it out.
firefighter someone who fights fires, either for pay or as a volunteer.
firefly an insect whose lower body flashes with light at night. A firefly is a kind of beetle.
firehouse a building in which equipment for fighting fires is kept and where firefighters meet; fire station.
fireman a male firefighter.