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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The pair was most recently spotted at a restaurant in West Hollywood on Sunday where Kardashian flaunted a large diamond ring on her left ring finger, once again spurring rumors the couple are engaged. Fox News, "Tristan Thompson forced to cut social life to mend relationship with Khloe Kardashian's family, source says," 27 June 2018 Their breakup came after months of engagement speculation that started when Munn was spotted with a diamond ring on her left ring finger. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, "Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers Are in an 'Exciting Place' Heading into Her Final Indy 500: Source," 25 May 2018 The first sight of the ink, on her left ring finger (yeah, that one), came on July 11, just hours before Grande's performance at the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day event in Brooklyn. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Ariana Grande Stans Think Her New Tattoo Is Dedicated To Her Fiancé," 12 July 2018 Baldwin was later seen wearing a large diamond on her left ring finger. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber Reportedly Planned To Propose To Hailey Baldwin Weeks Ago," 9 July 2018 Fans spotted the couple during their vacation in the Bahamas on Sunday and in one photo Baldwin, 21, can be seen wearing an engagement-like diamond sparkler on her left ring finger. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Is This Hailey Baldwin's Engagement Ring? Model Shows Off Diamond Sparkler During Outing with Justin Bieber," 8 July 2018 Since then, as People points out, Khloé has been oh-so-conveniently hiding her ring finger in photos. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Khloé Kardashian Has Reportedly Been Hiding Her Ring Finger in Photos," 28 June 2018 Baldwin—who is not Alec’s daughter or Billy’s daughter, but Stephen’s daughter—has long worn a diamond ring on her ring finger, at least since 2014. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "Justin Bieber Pump-Faked an Engagement," 22 June 2018 Mount of Apollo Found beneath the ring finger, the Mount of Apollo derives its name from the sun god of classical antiquity. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 4 June 2018

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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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