ring finger


Definition of ring finger

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

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Then, place your ring finger next to your inner eye and, with light pressure, trace a half circle underneath your eyes, up to the temples. Elizabeth Kiefer, The Seattle Times, "Jade rollers: Puffy-eye wonder cure or sham?," 26 Mar. 2019 The couple announced the news on Instagram this evening with a photo of the baseball player holding the singer's hand, a sparkling diamond ring sitting on her left ring finger. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Are Engaged and Her Ring Is Huge," 10 Mar. 2019 After only a few weeks of dating, Bieber popped the question during a Bahamas getaway and ever since, Baldwin has been spotted wearing two rings on her ring finger. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Hailey Baldwin Hates on New Fiancé Justin Bieber's Mustache, Won't Allow It for Their Wedding," 10 July 2018 The most important thing in the picture is the rock on Grande's ring finger. refinery29.com, "Pete Davidson Just Shared An Up-Close Photo Of Ariana Grande's Ring," 15 June 2018 Irving left the game briefly and went to the locker room in the first quarter with an injury to his left hand, but returned and played the rest of the way with tape on his left ring finger. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Aldridge’s 48 lead Spurs past Celtics 115-96," 24 Mar. 2019 The comedian's name makes an appropriate appearance on her engagement-ring finger. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's Tattoos: A Complete Guide," 2 Oct. 2018 The latest piece in the sparkly puzzle occurred in an Instagram post on January 5, where Kylie showed off white comfy pants, a matching jacket, and her new icy blue hair — complete with a glimmering diamond rock on her left ring finger. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Every Time Kylie Jenner Sparked Engagement Rumors With Diamond Rings," 6 Jan. 2019 Shortly after, Miley is seen rocking a large rock on her ring finger, beginning a wave of rumors regarding the couple's engagement. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's Relationship," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of ring finger

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ring finger was before the 12th century

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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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