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Definitions for forefinger
ˈfɔrˌfɪŋ gər, ˈfoʊr-fore·fin·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. index, index finger, forefingernoun

    the finger next to the thumb


  1. forefingernoun

    The index finger: the first finger next to the thumb.

  2. Etymology: From fore- + finger.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Forefingernoun

    The finger next to the thumb; the index.

    Etymology: fore and finger.

    An agate-stone
    On the forefinger of an alderman. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Polymnia shall be drawn, as it were, acting her speech with her forefinger. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    Some wear this on the middlefinger, as the ancient Gauls and Britons; and some upon the forefinger. Thomas Browne, Vul. Err.


  1. forefinger

    The index finger (also referred to as forefinger, first finger, second finger, pointer finger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, digitus II, and many other terms) is the second digit of a human hand. It is located between the thumb and the middle finger. It is usually the most dextrous and sensitive digit of the hand, though not the longest. It is shorter than the middle finger, and may be shorter or longer than the ring finger (see digit ratio).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forefingernoun

    the finger next to the thumb; the index

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forefinger

    fōr′fing-gėr, n. the finger next the thumb.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forefinger in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forefinger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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