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fore·fin·ger

 (fôr′fĭng′gər)
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forefinger

(ˈfɔːˌfɪŋɡə)
n
(Anatomy) the finger next to the thumb. Also called: index finger
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fore•fin•ger

(ˈfɔrˌfɪŋ gər, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
the finger next to the thumb. Also called index finger.
[1400–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forefinger - the finger next to the thumbforefinger - 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"
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Translations
سَبّابَه
показалец
ukazováčekukazovák
pegefinger
etusormi
digito indiceindice
jari telunjuk
vísifingur
smilius
rādītājpirksts
ukazovák
kazalec
kažiprst
pekfinger
ngón tay trỏ

forefinger

[ˈfɔːˌfɪŋgəʳ] Ndedo m índice, índice m
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forefinger

[ˈfɔːrfɪŋgər] nindex m inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

forefinger

nZeigefinger m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

forefinger

[ˈfɔːˌfɪŋgəʳ] n(dito) indice m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

forefinger

(ˈfoːfiŋgə) noun
the finger next to the thumb.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

fore·fin·ger

n. dedo índice.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

forefinger

n dedo índice
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
A few hours afterwards, he and the Roman will be alone together comparing forefingers.
The scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.
There was an expression of contempt on his face, and he bit the side of a great forefinger as he watched the group of faces.
"Now, I'll put you in a corner," forensically shaking a forefinger at him.
There, it is like this." Joan Durbeyfield, as she spoke, curved a sodden thumb and forefinger to the shape of the letter C, and used the other forefinger as a pointer, "'At the present moment,' he says to your father, 'your heart is enclosed all round there, and all round there; this space is still open,' 'a says.
Now listen." He paused, and with some difficulty reached his hand into his trousers pocket and brought out a bunch of keys, singling out one between his thumb and forefinger. "Straight through the path there, about five minutes' walk, is my house.
'Miss, miss,' whispered Dennis, beckoning to her with his forefinger, 'come here--I won't hurt you.
"I have here some of your reports," said the bureaucrat in an unexpectedly soft and weary voice, and pressing the tip of his forefinger on the papers with force.
"He passed me, within an arm's length, lifted his right forefinger, as in warning, and without a word went on out of the room, though I observed his exit no more than I had observed his entrance.
That's just the question!" said Petritsky solemnly, moving his forefinger upwards from his nose.