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 The cover, which USA TODAY can reveal, shows a wedding band wrapped around Christian Grey's ring finger. Mary Cadden, USA Today, "Exclusive reveal: EL James ‘Freed: Fifty Shades’ cover is a nod to bonds of marriage," 8 Apr. 2021 YouTube channel sporting a gold wedding band on her ring finger. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Emma Stone Reportedly Gave Birth To Her First Child," 27 Mar. 2021 Houston Astros left-hander Framber Valdéz has a fractured left ring finger, an injury that could deal another blow to the team’s banged-up starting rotation. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Cubs-Dodgers MLB 2021 spring training live stream (3/4): How to watch online, TV info, time," 5 Mar. 2021 The brigadier, who was missing the pinkie and ring finger of his right hand, was now waving at Wedge, standing in the seat of his jeep, as the other jeeps and armored vehicles on the cordon grew closer. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, "2034, Part I: Peril in the South China Sea," 26 Jan. 2021 Earlier this month, though, the actress was spotted wearing a band on her ring finger, which initially sparked the rumors. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Leo Robinton, Emma Watson "Serious" Boyfriend," 25 Feb. 2021 As Woodley recounted a recent work trip to Patagonia, Chile, the actress lifted both of her hands up to her chest and for a few seconds flashed the gorgeous accessory on her left ring finger. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Shailene Woodley Flashes Her Engagement Ring from Fiancé Aaron Rodgers for the First Time," 23 Feb. 2021 Earlier this month the model sparked engagement rumors after wearing a ring on what appeared to be her left ring finger. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Fans Think Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Are Engaged After Hearing His New Song," 15 Jan. 2021 Her fingers, especially the index, middle and ring finger, were slightly swollen when compared with those on the left hand. New York Times, "Her Wrist Was Swollen and Excruciatingly Painful. Steroids Didn’t Help Much.," 16 Dec. 2020

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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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20 Apr 2021

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“Ring finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20finger. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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