index finger

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index finger

n.
1. The finger next to the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger. In both senses also called first finger, forefinger.

index finger

n
(Anatomy) the finger next to the thumb. Also called: forefinger

fore•fin•ger

(ˈfɔrˌfɪŋ gər, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
the finger next to the thumb. Also called index finger.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.index finger - the finger next to the thumbindex finger - the finger next to the thumb  
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Translations
ukazováček
pegefinger
etusormi
kažiprst
vísifingur
人差し指
집게손가락
pekfinger
นิ้วชี้
ngón trỏ

index finger

n(dito) indice m

index

(ˈindeks) noun
1. an alphabetical list of names, subjects etc eg at the end of a book.
2. (plural indices (ˈindisiːz) ) in mathematics the figure which indicates the number of times a figure etc must be multiplied by itself etc. In 63 and 75, the figures 3 and 5 are the indices.
index finger
the finger next to the thumb. She pointed at the map with her index finger.

index finger

إِصْبَعُ السَّبَابَةُ ukazováček pegefinger Zeigefinger δείκτης dedo índice etusormi index kažiprst indice 人差し指 집게손가락 wijsvinger pekefinger palec wskazujący dedo indicador указательный палец pekfinger นิ้วชี้ işaret parmağı ngón trỏ 食指
References in classic literature ?
In his deportment he was solemn, if not sullen; and when he spoke, which was seldom, he always delivered himself in a slow voice; and, though his sentences were short, they were still interrupted with many hums and ha's, ay ays, and other expletives: so that, though he accompanied his words with certain explanatory gestures, such as shaking or nodding the head, or pointing with his fore-finger, he generally left his hearers to understand more than he expressed; nay, he commonly gave them a hint that he knew much more than he thought proper to disclose.
He was an amateur of superior phrases, and never used poor language without immediately correcting himself-- which was fortunate, as he was rather loud, and given to predominate, standing or walking about frequently, pulling down his waistcoat with the air of a man who is very much of his own opinion, trimming himself rapidly with his fore-finger, and marking each new series in these movements by a busy play with his large seals.
'If HE'--he pointed with his skinny fore-finger up the stairs--'is so hard with you
At length he ventured to take me behind, by the middle, between his fore-finger and thumb, and brought me within three yards of his eyes, that he might behold my shape more perfectly.