Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The finger next to the thumb.
  • noun The part of a glove that covers this finger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The forefinger: so called from its being used in pointing.

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  • noun the forefinger

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the finger next to the thumb

Etymologies

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Literally “pointing finger”, index being from Latin, of same origin as indicate.

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