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.
Most of this anticipation is due to the fact that the tip of the index finger is highly sensitive.
New research suggests that the ratio of the length of a guy's index finger to his ring finger may predict his risk for the devastating mental disorder.
Now there is a pick that combines a comfortable and size adjustable finger pick attachment with a flat pick so the 1 piece nylon guitar pick attaches to the index finger on the picking hand and stays in the proper picking position at all times (Patent pending).
AN AUDIO reading device worn on the index finger could help blind and visually impaired people to read printed text in real time.
More interestingly, their analysis of the photos found that the more successful the entrepreneur, the longer the ring finger compared to the index finger.