from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the forefinger

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Index, 5.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the finger next to the thumb


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


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