ring finger
noun Date: before 12th century the third finger especially of the left hand counting the index finger as the first

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ring finger — The ring finger on this hand is circled (left hand). Latin digitus annularis The ring finger is the fourth digit of the human hand, and the second most ulnar …   Wikipedia

  • Ring finger — Ring Ring, n. [AS. hring, hrinc; akin to Fries. hring, D. & G. ring, OHG. ring, hring, Icel. hringr, DAn. & SW. ring; cf. Russ. krug . Cf. {Harangue}, {Rank} a row,{Rink}.] A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ring finger — ring fingers N COUNT Your ring finger is the third finger of your left or right hand, without counting your thumb. In some countries, people wear a ring on this finger to show that they are engaged or married …   English dictionary

  • ring finger — ring .finger n the finger, next to the smallest finger on your hand, that you traditionally wear your ↑wedding ring on →↑index finger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ring finger — n. the finger next to the little finger, esp. of the left hand: the wedding ring is usually worn on this finger …   English World dictionary

  • ring finger — ► NOUN ▪ the finger next to the little finger, especially of the left hand, on which the wedding ring is worn …   English terms dictionary

  • ring finger — ring ,finger noun count the third finger on your left hand, on which a WEDDING RING is traditionally worn …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ring finger — noun Finger between middle finger and little finger; the third finger (UK) or the fourth finger (US), especially of the left hand. ( ring finger is the left hand; ring finger is either hand.) Syn: digit IV, fourth digit, fourth finger, gold… …   Wiktionary

  • ring finger — noun the third finger (especially of the left hand) • Syn: ↑annualry • Hypernyms: ↑finger * * * noun, pl ⋯ gers [count] : the third finger especially of your left hand when you count the index finger as the first finger * * * ˈring finger [ring… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring finger — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ring finger : singular ring finger plural ring fingers the finger next to your smallest finger, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn. In the UK, your ring finger is on your left hand …   English dictionary

  • ring finger — ring′ fin ger n. the finger next to the little finger, esp. of the left hand …   From formal English to slang

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