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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Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, Michigan If Michigan is a left-hand glove, the Leelanau and Old Mission AVAs would be its ring finger. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Beyond Napa: 7 Emerging American Wine Regions to Visit Now," 29 Aug. 2018 But since then, Kardashian, who just celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday, has conveniently concealing her ring finger in some photographs, leading us to wonder if the star could be hiding an engagement ring from the world. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Khloé Kardashian Has Been Concealing Her Ring Finger After Being Seen with Huge Diamond," 28 June 2018 Set against the light of the sunset, Burke covered half of her face with her ring finger as Lawrence kissed her on the cheek. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke Is Engaged to Matthew Lawrence: 'Here Comes the Bride'," 3 May 2018 The skin here tends to be thinner, drier and more sensitive than any other area on your face, so gently pat a pea-size amount of cream on the undereye area with your ring finger, which applies the least pressure. Melissa Matthews, Woman's Day, "The Foolproof Anti-Aging Skin Routine," 24 Aug. 2015 Now through October 11th, post a pic of your ring finger (no diamond required!) using the hashtag #VOWForGirls. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "This New Charity Is Using Some of the Wedding Industry's $100 Billion to Fight Child Marriage," 8 Oct. 2018 Handmade by HowardsHome, the $11 set of four includes a pointer finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky finger. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "We Have A Lot Of Feelings About These Incredibly Realistic Finger Soaps," 7 Aug. 2018 Hold your bar spoon like a pair of chopsticks, lightly between your thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. 2. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Great Cocktails," 26 Apr. 2018 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

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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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to gather or build up little by little

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