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 ?
Impelled by surely I cannot say what motive, I glanced at the top of the page; it was a copy of that rare and curious work, "Denneker's Meditations," and the lady's index finger rested on this passage:
A grim smile touched his lips as he withdrew the weapon from the rugs and placed it carefully in the right hand of the dead man, fixing three of the fingers around the grip and the index finger inside the trigger guard.
I meekly fished it out of the index finger of my glove and poked it in the box.
There was also a ring wound with gut which was worn between the first and second joints of the index finger of the right hand and which, when passed over the string of the instrument, elicited the single note required of the dancer.
As she sat speculating on the strange change which had come over her father her eyes had wandered aimlessly along the harbor's entrance; the low reef that protected it from the sea, and the point of land to the south, that projected far out into the strait like a gigantic index finger pointing toward the mainland, the foliage covered heights of which were just visible above the western horizon.
Among the tiny bones of the hands was an ancient fountain pen, as good, apparently, as the day it was made, and a metal covered memoranda book, closed over the bones of an index finger.
Grimaud therefore added nothing to his speech, but contented himself with pointing his index finger in the direction of the hedge, announcing by this gesture the cardinal and his escort.
The cockatoo stepped upon Daughtry's inviting index finger, swiftly ascended his shirt sleeve, and, on his shoulder, claws sunk into the flimsy shirt fabric till they hurt the flesh beneath, leaned head to ear and uttered in gratitude and relief, and in self-identification: "Cocky.
HAMILTON -- Pakistani batsman Imam-ul-Haq was dropped from the fourth one-day international (ODI) match against New Zealand being played here early Tuesday morning due to an injury in his left index finger, which hampers with his grip on the bat.
The hand reading expert said that rings on the index finger symbolize esteem.
Summary: Nottingham [UK], July 19 (ANI): Left-handed England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Test of the ongoing four-match series against South Africa after fracturing his left index finger.