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 Top coat: Seche Vite @sechenails #holidaynails #christmasnails A number of years ago people started doing one accent nail, usually the ring finger, but the trend has evolved over time. Vanessa Paredes, Redbook, "Ring in the New Year with These Chic Nail Trends," 16 Dec. 2019 Nail artist Gianna Campisi uses Ella + Mila's chemical & cruelty-free nail polish to create an asymmetrical french style tip with a touch of glitter on the ring finger and pinky for the perfect party look. Vanessa Paredes, Redbook, "Ring in the New Year with These Chic Nail Trends," 16 Dec. 2019 Gordon jumped over Jets defender Darryl Roberts and made an overhead, two-handed catch — the ring finger of his left hand taped to his pinkie finger — and retrieved the ball before touching down just inside the sideline at the Jets 4. BostonGlobe.com, "According to an NFL Media report, Edelman suffered a rib injury, but X-rays came back negative. Despite missing the second half, Edelman still led the club with seven receptions.," 23 Sep. 2019 The two announced their good news Wednesday on McCary's Instagram, with a picture of Stone showing off some new bling on her left ring finger. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Emma Stone and Dave McCary are engaged! They announce it by flashing her ring on Instagram," 5 Dec. 2019 Touch your thumb to your ring finger, then release. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "5 stretches to help relieve wrist pain," 14 Nov. 2019 After dabbing a bit onto the lid with your ring finger, gently place a piece of Scotch tape overtop and then carefully lift it away to remove excess pigment. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How to Pull Off Festival Girl Makeup Beyond Coachella," 16 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of ring finger

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2020

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“Ring finger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20finger. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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More Definitions for ring finger

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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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