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 In August, engagement rumors swirled when Jordan posted videos on Instagram in which Pippen could be seen wearing a huge diamond on her left ring finger. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Draped in a white floor-length fur coat later on Sunday night, Usher was photographed at post-game parties also sporting a gold band on his left ring finger. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 This pain primarily affects the thumb, index, middle, and part of the ring finger, and can also impact the base of the thumb where small muscles are controlled. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2024 Prince, a 6-foot-7 graduate transfer from Oregon, broke the ring finger on her right hand in the opening seconds of TCU’s first game this calendar year, a matchup of undefeated Big 12 teams at Baylor. Stephen Hawkins, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024 Her thumbs and pointer fingers have a flame-like design with metallic gems; her middle and ring fingers have a shimmery base with veiny, silver, French tips; and her pinkies have an abstract foil finish. Marci Robin, Allure, 22 Jan. 2024 It’s presumed that the two are married as Mr. Duvall is shown wearing a gold wedding band on his ring finger. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 They got engaged in 2022 In February 2022, when Sweeney stepped out with a diamond ring on her left ring finger, PEOPLE confirmed the two were engaged. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 After confirming her relationship to producer Benny Blanco, 35, on Dec. 7, Gomez, 31, shared a photo of a special ring on her left ring finger. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Ring finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20finger. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ring finger

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

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