Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “fingerprint”


noun [C]    /ˈfɪŋ·ɡərˌprɪnt/ (short form print)
the mark left by the pattern of curved lines on the end of a finger or thumb fingerprint    /ˈfɪŋ·ɡərˌprɪnt/ verb [T] The police fingerprinted the suspects .
(Definition of fingerprint noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of fingerprint

More American English definitions for “fingerprint”

Definitions of “fingerprint” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More