ring finger


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ring finger

n.
The third finger of the left hand.

ring finger

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

ring′ fin`ger


n.
the finger next to the little finger, esp. of the left hand.
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"
Translations
إصْبَع خاتِم الزّواج، البنْصَر
prsteníkprsteníček
ringfinger
nimetön
gyûrûsujj
jari manis
baugfingur
ringvinger
dedo anularanular
prstenník
prstanec
ringfinger
yüzük parmağı

ring finger

nanulare m

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prof Manning said: "In many rugby players we found that the ring finger on the right hand was something like a centimetre longer than the index finger on the same hand.
More than half the men in the study had a shorter index than ring finger.
One boy always appeared with a bandage on the ring finger of his left hand.
Oram broke his ring finger in the first match of the one-day series against Australia earlier this month and it has not healed.
Portis had three screws inserts into the ring finger bone, which was broken late in the first quarter Sunday.
When I tested the theory on a fit colleague of mine, we discovered her ring finger was slightly shorter than her index finger.
Earlier this week the Mean Girls actress sparked an engagement riddle by wearing an enormous solitaire diamond on her ring finger at the premiere of her new film, Bobby.
My hand came up with the hook, and my ring finger was compressed between the stop pad and the shaft.
His teacher asked his student to close his mouth, cover his right nostril with his thumb and cover his left nostril with his pinky and ring finger.
Low prenatal testosterone has genetic effects which cause the wedding ring finger to grow significantly shorter than the index finger.
Of note, he had injured his left ring finger while cleaning barnacles from a piling 5 years previously and had contracted a secondary infection that never completely healed despite three courses of antimicrobial drugs and surgical debridement.
After suffering the laceration to his right ring finger in a game last Thursday, Jackson received 13 stitches and had his arm in a sling for a couple of days to keep the hand elevated and reduce swelling in the area of the injury.