index finger
noun Date: 1849 the finger next to the thumb — called also forefinger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Index finger — Index In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • index finger — Index In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • index finger — n the finger next to the thumb called also forefinger * * * index (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • index finger — index fingers N COUNT Your index finger is the finger that is next to your thumb. Syn: forefinger …   English dictionary

  • index finger — index .finger n the finger next to your thumb = ↑forefinger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • index finger — index ,finger noun count the finger next to your thumb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • index finger — n. the finger next to the thumb; forefinger …   English World dictionary

  • index finger — ► NOUN ▪ the forefinger …   English terms dictionary

  • Index finger — Infobox Anatomy Name = Index finger Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Human hand with index finger extended Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = radial artery of index finger Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • index finger — noun the finger next to the thumb (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑index, ↑forefinger • Hypernyms: ↑finger * * * noun, pl ⋯ gers [count] : the finger next to the thumb : ↑forefinger * * * ˈindex finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • index finger — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms index finger : singular index finger plural index fingers the finger next to your thumb …   English dictionary

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