ring finger


Definition of ring finger

: the third finger especially of the left hand counting the index finger as the first

Examples of ring finger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later in the season, Coates broke the ring finger on his left hand and sustained a groin injury. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Sammie Coates becomes first XFL Draft pick with Alabama football roots," 15 Oct. 2019 DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles, WR The Philadelphia Eagles’ 32 year-old wide receiver broke his left ring finger during practice in the last week of August. Bill Enright, SI.com, "Week 1 Fantasy Football Injury Report," 4 Sep. 2019 Here's how to apply this Skin Caviar Eye Lift: Starting at the tail of your brow bone, work your way to the inner corner, gently dabbing the product into your skin using your ring finger to achieve the deepest penetration. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "La Prairie Skin Caviar Serum Gave Me a Non-Invasive Eye and Brow Lift in Seconds," 18 Nov. 2019 Cervelli returned from made the most of his first start since Sept. 10 due to a cut on his left ring finger. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Max Fried sharp as Braves roll past Giants, 8-1," 21 Sep. 2019 Getty Images In the past, Meghan has worn multiple rings on her fingers in addition to her engagement ring, but this one, sitting pretty on her ring finger to show special importance, was clearly different. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Meaning Behind Meghan Markle's Third Ring With Her Wedding and Engagement Bands is So Sweet," 11 June 2019 After Prince George was born in 2014, Kate was spotted out wearing a new eternity band on her ring finger stacked with her sapphire engagement ring that belonged to William's late mother, Princess Diana. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton's Citrine Ring Might Not Be a Push Present from Prince William After All," 1 Aug. 2018 Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson fractured his ring finger in practice on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Fractured Ring Finger, Will Take 3-4 Weeks to Heal," 27 Aug. 2019 And apparently, life is too short to not tattoo your ring finger, too, because that's exactly what the singer just did — and this time, the ink holds a very important reminder. Marci Robin, Allure, "Demi Lovato's New "Me" Tattoo Serves as a Meaningful Reminder," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of ring finger

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2019

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“Ring finger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20finger. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of ring finger

: the third finger especially of your left hand when you count the index finger as the first finger

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Kids Definition of ring finger

: the third finger especially of the left hand when counting the index finger as the first

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