ring finger

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ring finger

n.
The third finger of the left hand.
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ring finger

n
(Anatomy) the third finger, esp of the left hand, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn
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ring′ fin`ger


n.
the finger next to the little finger, esp. of the left hand.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ring finger - the third finger (especially of the left hand)ring finger - the third finger (especially of the left hand)
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
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Translations
إصْبَع خاتِم الزّواج، البنْصَر
prsteníkprsteníček
ringfinger
nimetön
gyûrûsujj
jari manis
baugfingur
ringvinger
dedo anularanular
prstenník
prstanec
ringfinger
yüzük parmağı

ring finger

nanulare m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ring1

(riŋ) noun
1. a small circle eg of gold or silver, sometimes having a jewel set in it, worn on the finger. a wedding ring; She wears a diamond ring.
2. a circle of metal, wood etc for any of various purposes. a scarf-ring; a key-ring; The trap-door had a ring attached for lifting it.
3. anything which is like a circle in shape. The children formed a ring round their teacher; The hot teapot left a ring on the polished table.
4. an enclosed space for boxing matches, circus performances etc. the circus-ring; The crowd cheered as the boxer entered the ring.
5. a small group of people formed for business or criminal purposes. a drugs ring.
verbpast tense, past participle ringed
verb .
1. to form a ring round.
2. to put, draw etc a ring round (something). He has ringed all your errors.
3. to put a ring on the leg of (a bird) as a means of identifying it.
ˈring binder noun
a looseleaf binder; a stiff cardboard file with metal rings inside for holding loose pages together.
ˈringlet (-lit) noun
a long curl of hair.
ˈring finger noun
the finger on which the wedding ring is worn (usually the third finger of the left hand).
ˈringleader noun
the leader of a group of people who are doing something wrong. The teacher punished the ring-leader.
ˈringmaster noun
a person who is in charge of performances in a circus ring.
run rings round
to be very much better at doing something than; to beat easily.
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References in classic literature ?
Andrew's cross on the wooden ring which adorned the fourth finger of her left hand.
A single ring with a dull green stone was on his fourth finger. Hamel shook bands with him as he would have shaken hands with a woman.
"That is true, Mademoiselle de Montmorenci," said Lydgate, just bending his head to the table and lifting with his fourth finger her delicate handkerchief which lay at the mouth of her reticule, as if to enjoy its scent, while he looked at her with a smile.
'Put it,' she said, 'on the fourth finger of my left hand, and I am yours, and you are mine; and we shall leave earth, and make our own heaven yonder.' She nodded again at the moon.
She shared a photo of her hand placed on another hand and she had a ring on the fourth finger. Could she be engaged?
Lulic underwent surgery to repair the fourth finger on his right hand and repair the fracture to the third finger on the same hand.
Napoli has been playing with an injured fourth finger on his left hand, along with nagging hamstring and calf issues.
One thing, as they say, led to another and next thing I knew she was demanding I place a 'fancy' rock on her fourth finger.
Continue grasping the rope between the thumb and fourth finger. The first and third fingers can be moved out of the way.
Our main finding was hypertrophy of the FDP in the fourth finger on the string hands of the archers.